JHB billing crisis to be resolved soon

Premier Nomvula Mokonyane said around 95 percent of billing queries have been resolved.

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane on Monday said she is certain that Johannesburg's billing crisis will be completely resolved before the end of the financial year.

Speaking at the South African Local Government Association (Salga) conference in Boksburg, she said while Johannesburg received a qualified audit from the auditor general, it has improved on key areas over the past year.

The Premier said water and power supply was a major problem due to ageing infrastructure.

According to Mokonyane, around 95 percent of billing queries have been resolved.

"It is very important for us as residents to communicate and relate with our city so that when there's a distortion on the bills, you can raise the alarm bells on time."

Mokonyane urged residents with account queries to come forward sooner so that the problem does not snowball.

Residents have been forced to wait for two years for the crisis to be resolved.