Online power bill payment system inaugurated in Nangarhar
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS) on Tuesday inaugurated an online system for the payment of power bills in eastern Nangarhar province.
DABS Director Wahidullah Popalzai, at the inauguration ceremony, hoped the new billing system would help increase the power utility’s revenue and facilitate customers in paying their bills.
The online billing system would also help the DABS to collect owes still remained on some government departments in Nanagarhar.
Some government departments are defaulted about 2.2 million Afghanis on power bills in Nangarhar and those who refuse to pay their bills would be cut from electricity in the future, Popalzai said.
He said that the activation of the online bill payment system cost $2 million. This system would help the DABS to increase its revenue.
Deputy Nangarhar governor, Mohammad Hanif Gardiwal, was happy about the inauguration of the new bill payment system and said it would help the DABS to prevent corruption in its administration.
He hoped the DABS would make online systems for all its activities so people would be provided with effective services.
Eng. Habibullah, a worker operating the new system, said they would be able to print all power bills and distribute them to customers simultaneously.
Some departments in the past asked DABS they needed bills to be printed in English, an issue that had been resolved with the introduction of the new system, he said.
Residents of Jalalabad, the provincial capital, were happy over the online bill payment system but urged DABS to resolve its electricity supply problem.
Samiullah, a tailor in Jalalabad, told Pajhwok Afghan News they had been faced with frequent load-shedding for several hours in daytime, but they still had to pay bills in time.
“Instead of activation of the online billing system, the DABS should resolve its power supply problems,” he concluded.
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