Company managing director Luckson Simumba said the water utility is owed over K25 million by different institutions, including government.
He said the company had failed to collect the debts to help run operations which had resulted in them failing to meet the mandate in service delivery.
Simumba said the company was owed by both commercial and domestic customers in Muchinga and Northern Provinces.
“We have been failing in our mandate due to the huge amounts of money both our domestic and commercial companies owe us amounting to over K 25 million. With this money, we can do a lot. Once this money is collected, it will help us expand our operations in both serviced and un-serviced areas within our jurisdiction,” Simumba said.
And Cashwell Debt Collector administration manager Liberty Manyau assured the utility that the organization will ensure that debts are collected and remitted to Chambeshi Water and Sewerage Company.
Manyau said the debt collection exercise would start from Kasama and move to Mpika, Nakonde and Mbala within six months before extending to other areas under the Company’s jurisdiction.