June 2, 2023

The provincial director of the Régie de distribution d’eau (REGIDESO)/Haut-Katanga deplored, throughout a convention on Wednesday Could 25 in Lubumbashi, the non-payment of water consumption payments by state establishments and others. companies. These invoices are estimated at greater than 5 million US {dollars}. The corporate is subsequently experiencing operational difficulties, particularly the breakdown of sure machines.

Consequently, a big a part of the town’s inhabitants is just not provided with consuming water.

The provincial director of REGIDESO, Ignace Ngoy Kabulo, instantly mentions the vitality drawback, which, in itself, constitutes a bottleneck:

“The vitality deprives not less than 6 to eight hours of operation, fairly just because within the massive factories, I’m right now primarily offloaded in Kimololo and Kasapa and in stations just like the UNILU station, which can not work 24 hours a day. If we had the means, these issues could be solved by ourselves”.

This is the reason he deplored the non-payment of invoices by companions:

“Sadly, these means are held in massive portions by our companions who’re imagined to entrust them to us, particularly the SNCC which owes us greater than 2,700,000 {dollars}, the RVA owes greater than 2,500,000 {dollars}, you may have the (cupboard of the governor provinces) with decentralized territorial entities, together with city halls and communes, which alone owe 3.8 billion Congolese francs”.

For him, it is some huge cash and “if the corporate may have 10% of this cash, it may remedy UNILU’s issues with three small pumps that are damaged, or at Kafubu which ought to enhance the consuming water scenario in Karavia, which requires solely 140,000 {dollars}”.

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