Eastern Water and Sewerage Company warns against illegal connections
Petauke, February 10, 2015, ZANIS —- Eastern Water and Sewerage Company (EWSC) Managing Director Lyton Kanowa says he is concerned over the increased illegal connections by residents in Petauke district.
Mr. Kanowa says his company was concerned on the increased number of illegal connections mainly by commercial and domestic premises.
He said his company will seek the intervention of the law to curb the vice.
He disclosed that one of the members of the staff of his company has been identified in the vice and has since been reported to the police in the area.
ZANIS reports that the Utility company Managing Director said this in an interview in Petauke today.
Mr Kanowa further disclosed that as a punitive measure the culprits have had their water disconnected until investigations are concluded.
He explained that after an estimation is done, those who will be found wanting will pay a penalty fee of not less than K1000.
He has since urged all the customers in the province to be vigilant and also desist from engaging themselves in illegal connections.
Meanwhile, Mr. Kanowa donated some school materials to ten orphans of Mulilo Primary School of Nyimba district in Chieftainess Mwape’s area.
Mr. Kanowa said the donation made which included uniforms, books, rulers, pens pencils, school shoes for both girls and boys among others, was to enable orphans attend school like other pupils.
He also donated cheque worth K 3, 000 towards payment of five volunteer teachers for one term as a motivation so that they can continue.
And School Head teacher Benedict Mumba praised the company for the gesture saying the action has come at an opportune time when the school was in need of support.
Mr. Mumba noted that that the school which runs from grades 1 to 7 only had two trained teachers saying the inclusion of five untrained teachers would help ease the burden.
He has since called on other well-wishers to emulate the company to the vulnerable children at the school and also for government to consider sending more trained teachers at the institution.
Mulilo primary school has a challenge of shortage of teachers after a teacher was recently beaten to death by the community a year ago.