Eskom crisis averted

26 Nov 2017 in Where We Govern

The DA led council of the Modimolle-Mookgophong municipality in Limpopo has averted a proposed bulk electricity cut off scheduled to start within weeks. Faced with a massive inherited debt following the ANC inspired amalgamation of the two municipalities all role players worked tirelessly to ensure that a manageable payment plan was introduced.

Having met the deadline to pay R16m this week, the proposed bulk electricity cuts have been put on hold. Added to this, the crippling multi-million Rand interest payments on the debt have been suspended. This will give the council some breathing space to find lasting solutions to the Eskom debt crisis that it, and many others in the country, still face.

Given that any power cuts impact on people’s ability to work and conduct business, the DA is committed to find ways to keep the lights on for all the residents of the municipality so that Opportunities can be created and not limited.

The lights will stay on as long as the municipality does not fall behind or fail to meet its payment plan commitments and the DA led council will do everything in its power to secure a sustainable solution for keeping the lights on in Modimolle-Mookgophong.

It is imperative that residents, businesses as well as provincial and national departments continue to pay their bills regularly and on time. It is only with the full support and cooperation of all our residents that we will be able to meet our obligations and thereby keep the power on in all our communities.