R80m loo relief for the Bay

 Eradication programme of bucket tiolets in the metro Ben Fihla, deputy min Pam Tshwete, Andile Mfunda and City Manager Mpilo Mbambisa came to Khayamnandi in Dispatch 24/2/2015
Eradication programme of bucket tiolets in the metro Ben Fihla, deputy min Pam Tshwete, Andile Mfunda and City Manager Mpilo Mbambisa came to Khayamnandi in Dispatch 24/2/2015

Plan to install 4 000 flush toilets

NELSON Mandela Bay Municipality plans to spend R30-million to install more than 4 000 flush toilets by the end of the year.

This, as the municipality tries to fasttrack its efforts to bring an end to bucket toilets with a bucket eradication project launched in Khayamnandi, Despatch, yesterday.

The metro has already built 470 of the planned 4 062 flush toilets in Khayamnandi.

An amount of R80-million has been budgeted for the toilets for three years – R30-million this year, R30-million next year and R20-million in 2017.

The toilets are for residents at the bottom of the RDP housing waiting lists.

Deputy Water and Sanitation Minister Pam Tshwete said the government was committed to restoring residents’ dignity.

Addressing about 300 residents and government officials at the launch, Tshwete said only the ANC could change residents’ lives.

-Mkhululi Ndamase

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