The dissolved Chipata Water Watch Group has been challenged to reveal names of workers at Eastern Water and Sewerage Company involved in illegal activities.
Company Director, Lytone Kanowa says that management would be happy to know the workers that have removed the names of clients on the data base system to avoid paying bills.
Speaking to Breeze News, Mr Kanowa says that 500 thousand Kwacha is being used on the data clean-up exercise, an amount which could have been saved if dishonest workers are exposed.
He was reacting to a statement from Chipata Water Watch Group Coordinator Benson Phiri that some officers at the water company are behind the more than 100 thousand kwacha loss being recorded every month because of uncaptured customers.
And Mr Kanowa denied any involvement in the scheme to defraud the company through removing of clients in the data base system.
He explained that he is the one who proposed a data base clean-up exercise because of the magnitude of errors in the billing system.
And Mr Kanowa has distanced Eastern Water and Sewerage Company from a decision by NWASCO, National Water and Sanitation Council to dissolve Chipata Water Watch Group.
He says that the Chipata Water Watch Group reports directly to NWASCO and that his office does not even have information on the agreement between the two bodies.