#SchoolCrisis: Electricity disconnected

A Primary School in Rocklands, Free State, has been without electricity for almost a month now.

This, after OFM News received the service disconnection notice dated 19 March 2018, indicating that the school’s electricity is disconnected because they failed to pay R 57 644,73 to Centlec.

Centlec’s spokesperson, Lele Mamathu, says the schools last payment was made in January 2018, in which the school only paid R3000. Mamathu says the school is liable for its account, since they are managing their own electricity consumption. He says the school is not honoring its obligation to pay for the electricity consumed.

Mamathu would like to appeal to schools in the province to continue to make payments and that if schools do experience any problems with payments, they can contact the revenue section to make an arrangement to pay their outstanding bills.

Meanwhile, the school’s principle is yet to be reached for comment. Mamathu says electricity will only be reconnected to the school once they have settled their account.