Hargeisa (The Horn)- Hargeisa water agency has increased the cost of water by 52%. Many households used to pay their water bills at Hargeisa water agency headquarters were shocked to hear that 1 meter cube which usually costs 9500 Somaliland Shillings was now 14500 shillings.
Even though many Somaliland families hardly receive water from their taps and some days go for weeks without water this new increase has dumbfounded them. Most residents protested at the heavy-handedness of the water agency.
The Agency was tight lipped as we went to press and had not issued any statement in defense of their unpopular move.