Defaulters must pay or risk power cuts-LEC

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By Lineo Ramatlapeng

Lesotho Electricity Company has called on all defaulting post-paid electricity users to put their houses in order and pay outstanding bills or risk power cuts.

In a press statement, the management of the utility company urged all its post-paid electricity customers that consist of large enterprises, government ministries, departments, agencies, and state-owned enterprises, and domestic users to ensure that bills are paid every month.

The company has further urged its post-paid clients to take reasonable steps to ensure the total ageing of all their debts does not surpass 30 days.

Makhetha Motsoari, the company’s Public Relations Manager said it is encouraged to protect all their valued energy consumers from unnecessary system-generated interest charges, which could stifle cash flows and elicit unforeseen financial strain if not monitored and settled as and when they occur.

For service connection fees for households and enterprises, Motsoari said they should also be cleared timeously and in accordance with terms provided on quotes.

Motsoari added that this should be done to avoid inconveniencing meter disconnections and to allow the corporation to continue energizing every village countrywide.

“All power users are therefore invited to visit LEC’s Service Centres nationwide to make good on their outstanding accounts before the end of April 2021 to ensure that only current balances are maintained going forward,” explained Motsoari.

“Customers are also allowed to walk in and enquire on the status of their accounts where such information is unknown,” said Motsoari.

Motsoari mentioned that all large customers are reminded to quote their account numbers as reference when paying through the banks, for ease of their account’s reconciliation.

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