Kouga Municipality - logoThe Kouga Council will be considering various payment relief options on municipal accounts to help businesses and residents whose income has been affected by the coronavirus crisis. 

Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks said all debt collection measures on outstanding accounts, including the disconnection of electricity, had already been stopped. 

“The municipality is also currently not charging interest on any outstanding payments,” he said. 

He said additional measures under consideration, included rates rebates, payment “holidays” and allowing residents and businesses to make arrangements to pay off outstanding monies without being penalised. 

He said the final measures would be tabled to the full Council later this month for approval