John Pombe Magufuli, the Tanzanian president has given express directives to the country’s water supplier that they should chase bills especially from government institutions and other big companies.

Magufuli ordered that supply be cut to all state institutions that continued to default in payment of their bills stressing that if they could not be charges why was the ordinary citizen being targeted.

“If you can’t charge those big companies, how is it possible that you come after these poor ordinary citizens?” he asked.

The no-nonsense Magufuli, nicknamed the bulldozer told government officials present that inability to settle their bills was a sign of failure on their part. He has in the past sacked top government officials who are believed to have misconducted themselves.