New way to pay municipal accounts

2016-02-04 06:00

VULINDLELA residents, who had to travel to the Pietermaritzburg CBD to pay municipal accounts will soon save on transport costs as the Msunduz i Municipality is to install vending machines as a way of paying their municipal accounts.

Municipal manager Mxolisi Nkosi said the municipality had received many complaints from the people of Vulindlela, saying it is very costly to take a taxi to town just to pay for municipal services.

The municipality has agreed to source two reliable businesses per ward within the Vulindlela area to be used as third party vendors for paying accounts in Vulindlela areas.

After water and sanitation services were transferred to Msunduzi Municipality by Umngeni, council resolved on a flat rate for Vulindlela customers, billed from April 2015.

The total raised for September 2015 was R1 941 476. Arrears to date are R6 635 377.

Total paid or collected as at 30 September, 2015 is R200 759. According to a report presented at the full council, the non-commitment of Vulindlela customers to pay their accounts is inflating the municipality’s debtor’s book.

Vulindlela customers who cannot afford to pay their monthly bills due to financial constraints have been advised to apply for indigent support.


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