The Chief Executive of Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) Lehlohonolo Manamolela says their work is going to be made easier with the fleet of 20 vehicles and 14 Honda motor bikes that the Nedbank handed over to WASCO earlier today at the WASCO premises.
He said most of the vehicles will be allocated to the Operations and Projects Department, while motor bikes will be utilized in ensuring thorough Customers Meter readings in its customer’s routes.
“The rapid population increase in towns, peri- urbans as well as the industrialization have resulted in increased water demand for both domestic and industrial consumption on this fully owned government utility in the past ten years. In an effort to address the situation, the company entered into Loan Agreement with Nedbank Lesotho to purchase the said fleets to meets customers demand and to provide timely and quality service”, he exposed!
He concluded by pleading with the staff to not drink and drive to avoid accidents.
Meanwhile, the Managing Director of Nedbank PJ Bouwer said they were happy to be in partnership with the big company that provides best service as WASCO.
On behalf of the employees Papiso Temeki pleaded with his colleagues to protect and handle the fleet with care so it be there for a longer time.
“That way there will be an increase to our salaries”, he emphasized.
With the new fleet increase it is expected that customer service will improve and complaints such as delays in connection services and pipe repairs will decrease, the latter leading to an increased Non-Revenue Water (NRW).
The 20 vehicles and 14 motor bikes which adds to a total of M5.4 million are ten JMC half trucks and ten Mahindra 4*4 twin and single cabs.