Public entities owe more than US$100 million to Luanda’s Public Water Company

20 March 2019

Angolan state agencies owe about 36 billion kwanzas (US$113.5 million) to Luanda’s public water company EPAL, the company’s commercial director said.

Ângelo Filipe said that the company’s customers have an accumulated debt of 60 billion kwanzas (US$189 million), with public sector debt accounting for more than half.

The commercial director of EPAL, speaking to Angolan National Radio, announced the launch of a campaign to cut the water supply to the customers with payments in arrears.

Filipe also said that the Angolan capital, Luanda, with a population of more than 7 million people, currently has a deficit of 350,000 water meters.

“Given that the acquisition of a meter and its installation costs about 30 thousand kwanzas (US$95) it is fundamental to solve the debt that has been accumulating in order to give the population access to water,” he said. (Macauhub)