By Eliaser Ndeyanale
THE budget for the City of Windhoek tabled on Thursday night will see residents pay an additional 15 percent in water consumption from July 1‚ while tariffs for water basic tariff and sanitation services will rise with 10 and 18 percent respectively.
Windhoek residents should also expect a 10 percent tariff hike for property tax tariffs‚ and an average 10 percent rise in tariffs for waste removal services‚ chairperson of management committee Matheus Amadhila said while delivering city budget speech.
Informal settlement refuse removal tariff will be increased with 10 percent, irrigation tariff with 15 percent, Availability charge for services with five percent.
An average monthly municipal bill for a Middle income Household is adjusted from N$1, 814.14 to N$2, 070.52 representing an average increase of N$256.38. For Low Income Household was adjusted from N$745.49 to 853.04 representing an average increase of N$107.56. High income household was raised from N$4,118.53 to N$4697.16 representing an average increase of N$578.63.
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