There has been a lot of talk in the country recently about unpaid water and electricity bills by MPs and ministers. It was reported that some ministers had not paid bills up to tens of millions of rupees.
The Water Supply and Drainage Board states that the total value of water bills defaulted by current and former ministers is Rs. 16 million. It is reported that about 20 former ministers and MPs who have not paid their water bills have passed away.
The Water Supply and Drainage Board states that action will be taken to recover water bills defaulted by former ministers through their respective ministries.