3 December 2012

Namibia: Ekandjo to Visit Khorixas Over High Tariffs

LOCAL Government Minister Jerry Ekandjo will visit Khorixas on December 15 to address residents’ complaints of high municipal tariffs.

This was announced at a meeting organised by the Khorixas Huidere Development Committee on Wednesday, which was attended by more than 100 residents.

Mistake !Hoaeb of the development committee urged the residents to speak out when they are not happy. “You must stop acting like you don’t get hurt when someone steps on your toes.”

!Hoaeb said that Ekandjo told him that he had never received a request from the Khorixas Town Council to write off the debt on houses.

Some of the residents told the meeting that the council had overcharged them on their bills.

Ekandjo said during a recent visit to Khorixas that debt on old houses in which residents had lived for more than 20 years must be written off, according to !Hoaeb.

Residents were also urged to provide the committee with their personal details, including how long they have lived in their houses, the payment history of their municipal debts and other personal details, for submission to Ekandjo.

Khorixas residents owe the municipality more than N$20 million.

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