Gauteng Government’s intervention stops power cuts to Emfuleni and Midvaal
Eskom will no longer cut electricity to Emfuleni and parts of Midvaal following an intervention by the Gauteng Provincial Government which led to the development of a payment plan for outstanding municipal debt, Finance MEC Barbara Creecy said.
The power utility had planned to disconnect bulk supply of electricity to Emfuleni from 03 October due to outstanding debt.
“The provincial government has worked very closely with Emfuleni and Eskom to put up a payment plan. As a result we have now received a letter from Eskom informing us that they will no longer cut electricity from 03 October,” MEC Creecy said.
“This also means there will be no cut offs in Midvaal for residents or the industrial area which has an agreement to receive supply from Emfuleni,” the MEC added.
Provincial government is committed to ensure that all municipalities in Gauteng function effectively and provide quality public services to residents.
“We will continue to work with relevant municipalities to ensure that the payment plan for outstanding debts is honoured; and that we avoid power cuts because they impact negatively on residents, businesses and the economy,” MEC Creecy said.