Water Authority silent on $2.60 million water bill

By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i 24 February 2019, 12:00AM

The Samoa Water Authority has remained silent on the status of $2.60 million water bills that they proposed to be written off.

 In May last year the Parliamentary Infrastructure Sector Committee rejected the proposal to write off the debts. The debtors include Government Ministries, senior government officials, schools, churches and businesses. 

Their outstanding bills were highlighted in records provided by the Samoa Water Authority C.E.O, Seugamaali’i Jammie Saena, which was part of correspondence dated 22 May 2018.  

Seugamaali’i has not responded to emails sent to her as of May, 2018 and recent emails. 

According to the list, water bills incurred by private and public schools amount to $16,736.81, churches $27,380.09, Government ministries and corporations $39,159.63, businesses and organisations $68,113.75 and individuals $2.45 million. 

To date several families have contacted the Sunday Samoan to complain at “how aggressive” the SWA collection team get when they are out in the villages disconnecting their water. While the list of Government officials, ministries, churches and schools that are indebted to SWA are yet to be held to account. 

By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i 24 February 2019, 12:00AM

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