Stakeholders in Chipata have agreed to pay more for water supply in the next three years.

Stakeholders in Chipata have agreed to a proposed 50 per cent water tariff adjustments in the next three years.
This came to light when Eastern Water and Sewerage Company held a consultative stakeholders meeting on the proposed tariff adjustment yesterday.
Company Public Relations Officer, Henry Kashoki says that this brings to six, the number of districts, which have agreed to pay more for water in the next three years in Eastern Province.
Mr. Kashoki says that Chadiza, Katete, Mambwe, Nyimba and Petauke are the other districts, which agreed while Chama and Lundazi asked for a reduction in the proposed fifty per cent.
He says that the meeting held in Chipata was the last one adding that the water company would now write to NWASCO, National Water and Sanitation Council asking for a tariff adjustment.
Mr. Kashoki explained that the company has asked that tariffs to be increased by 20 per cent in 2016, 15 per cent in 2017 and 15 per cent in 2018.
He stated that the water company needs the tariff adjustments because it is currently operating below 100 per cent at 76 per cent due to issues of inflation like increased electricity tariffs.

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