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Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has waived water charges for domestic consumption in his Machakos County effective May 1 to the end of the year.

Mutua said that the move is in line with the promise of free domestic water to each and every household in the county.

“I am waving all water charges for household consumption in Machakos county from May 1st until the end of the year, Dec 31st, 2020, as we continue working towards free domestic water in the whole of Machakos County,” he said.

The outspoken Governor also urged the National Treasury to waive VAT charges on essentials goods like cooking gas and paraffin to enable households to spend less and save for food and other essentials.

Mutua further appealed to the national government to waive electricity and water bills for domestic consumption for six months as part of ‘saving’ Kenyans from the tough economic times occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The electricity waiver can be up to a certain level of usage that is enough for household use for lighting and other household appliances use. Over consumption can then be charged,” he said.

Adding:

“It is at times like these that we need to remember that Kenya is not only for the able and rich. Majority of Kenyans live from hand to mouth and struggle to make ends meet. There is need to cushion them using practical measures which only reduce profits of some companies without affecting their operations.”

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Geplaatst door Dr. Alfred Mutua op Zondag 5 april 2020

 

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