IRSEA intends to have control over all water companies

Luanda – The Electricity and Water Services Regulatory Institute (IRSEA) intends to have control over all of the country’s water companies and, for such aim, it will start by enforcing the application of the existing tariffs in the sector.

This was said last Thursday, in Luanda, by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IRSEA, Luis MourAPound o.

The official gave this information at a lecture on the theme “The profile of the worker in the regulation”, organised in the ambit of the celebrations of the first anniversary of IRSEA, marked on 16 March.

From the eleven water firms that are legalised in the country, IRSEA only controls three of them, namely the Luanda Water Company, Lobito Water Company and the Benguela Water Company.

“The water firms have been springing up and for us to control them we need to make them use the approved tariffs from the moment they recognise this measure taken by the regulatory institution”, he explained.

Luis MourAPound o went on to say that his institution has a hard task to carry out, reason why it has to apply the legislation in this sector and promote the necessary additional regulations.

“We need to create regulations (…), because this is a task that we must fulfil, in face of the financial support provided by the World Bank, but we need to respect the rules of this world institution”, he said.

The CEO of IRSEA reiterated that with such support special attention must be given to the waters sector, but this will only be possible with the collaboration of workers.

The creation of IRSEA – which replaced another similar body – results from the process of organic and institutional restructuration taking place in the waters sector.

Source: Angola Press News Agency