Sol Plaatje paid Eskom account

Sol Plaatje paid Eskom account Photo: Patrick Mabilo (FiND iT)

Sol Plaatje paid Eskom it’s outstanding December 2020 account.

Patrick Mabilo, mayor of Sol Plaatje, said the municipality has committed to making an immediate payment to Eskom in order to meet its January obligations. The two parties will meet during the course of this week in order to discuss and finalise the payment arrangement of other outstanding amounts for the municipality to be up to date with its payments.

“Covid-19 has adversely affected the municipality‚Äôs monthly revenue and the financial position is constrained.

Sol Plaatje paid Eskom

“We will continue to devise long term sustainable strategies to fulfil our financial obligations to Eskom.”

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Mabilo says Eskom is a very important State Owned Enterprise (SOE) as it must continue to provide much needed services to the municipality.

“The meeting was characterized by candid, frank and open discussion. All parties committed themselves to continue to work to resolving the challenges as amicably as possible.

Move forward through partnership

“We commend Eskom for the constructive manner they approached the meeting. It is through partnership that we will move forward.

“We would like to extend our profound thanks and gratitude to the Northern Cape Office of the Premier, Provincial Treasury and Office of the MEC for COGHTSA for their valuable contributions to the meeting.”

Sol Plaatje has faced many obstacles, including immense water problems, earlier this month, when water services was interrupted for almost five days.

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