Great Kei Local Municipality

DEBT REDUCTION PAYMENT INCENTIVE SCHEME

2018/11/08

GREAT KEI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

 DEBT REDUCTION PAYMENT INCENTIVE SCHEME

 The Great Kei Local Municipality has embarked on a debt reduction payment scheme to encourage residents to pay for municipal services. The Council meeting held on 31 October 2018, resolved to provide an incentive framework detailed below, within which qualifying debts of participants to the scheme will be written off in exchange for prompt, and timeous payments of future accounts rendered by the Municipality.

Eligibility for participation in the scheme is subject to terms and conditions as contained in the approved debt incentive scheme policy; applications received for participation in the scheme are to be received within the validity period of the scheme, which will commence on 1 November 2018 and will terminate on 31 December 2018.

The following incentives on cash settlements, and arrangements will be offered:

Residential consumers, commercial, agriculture, NPO’s and Churches

Ageing of Debt Cash Payment(Debt Incentive %) Payment through Instalments(Debt Incentive %)
1-3 months 4-6 months 7-12 months
120 days – 365 days 40% 30% 25% 20%
365 days and older 50% 40% 35% 30%

The Municipality strongly urges all residents and consumers to take advantage of this once off offer; participation in this scheme is aimed at providing the consumer a rare opportunity to both save money, and bring their municipal accounts into good standing, whilst providing much needed resources for the Municipality to improve the current service offerings within the community.

Effective 02 January 2019, Council will be adopting a zero tolerance campaign against all consumers who are in arrears for rates and service related charges; strict enforcement of the credit control and debt collection bylaw will culminate in the termination of services to site, and legal action being instituted for the recovery of all outstanding arrears.

To view the full policy statement relating to the debt reduction payment scheme, and to obtain electronic copies of the application forms for participation in the scheme, please consult the Municipal website, www.greatkeilm.gov.za.

To obtain hard copies of applications forms, assistance with completion of an application, and general enquiries, please consult one of the following walk in centres:

Komga Finance Department, 17 Main Rd, Komga, 4950 (Contact Person: Namhla Buso);

  • Kei Mouth Satellite Office, Municipal Finance Office, Corner of Main Road, Station Street (Contact Person: Portia Joyi);
  • Revco Office: Hammermill House, 1st Floor, Quartzite Road, Berea (Contact Person: Neliswa Kula).

Operating hours: Monday- Friday: 8h00- 16h30

All enquiries and applications related to the scheme may be directed as follows:

Mr M.Z Silinga (Administrator)

Debt Reduction Payment Incentive Scheme

Business consumer – CASH PAYMENT

Business consumer – PAYMENT ARRANGEMENT_ 3 MONTHS

Business consumer – PAYMENT ARRANGEMENT_ 6 MONTHS

Business consumer – PAYMENT ARRANGEMENT_ 12 MONTHS

RESIDENTIAL CONSUMER – CASH PAYMENT

RESIDENTIAL CONSUMER – PAYMENT ARRANGEMENT_ 3 MONTHS

RESIDENTIAL CONSUMER – PAYMENT ARRANGEMENT_ 6 MONTHS

RESIDENTIAL CONSUMER – PAYMENT ARRANGEMENT_ 12 MONTHS

 

 

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