Presentation on theme: "BUCKET ERADICATION PROGRESS SELECT COMMITTEE ON LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS HEARINGS 22 & 23 February 2007 Presented by Ms. T. Mpotulo Department of."— Presentation transcript:
BUCKET ERADICATION PROGRESS SELECT COMMITTEE ON LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS HEARINGS 22 & 23 February 2007 Presented by Ms. T. Mpotulo Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
PRESENTATION OUTLINE Purpose Introduction National Perspective Backlog as of Jan 2007 Municipal perspective Delivery “hot spots” Spending pattern Bucket eradication project status Challenges Interventions Recommendations Conclusion
PURPOSE Present progress Hot Spots Challenges Interventions Recommendations
INTRODUCTION February 2005 an allocation of R1.2 billion in MIG was ringfenced for Bucket eradication over MTEF period. -R200m in 2005/6 -R400m in 2006/7 -R600m in 2007/8 Buckets confirmed were 252 254
National perspective from February 2005-January 2007 ProvinceFeb 2005 backlog Buckets eradicated April 05 March- 06 Buckets April 06- June 06 Buckets Eradicated (July 06-Sep 06) Buckets eradicated Oct 06-Dec 06 Buckets eradicated Jan 2007 Backlog ( as at end Jan 2007) EC48,41711,74213,1544,2002,691016,630 FS127,65816,6858,8315,7681,1206,46388,791 GT5,1693,8440200001,125 KZN750 00000 LP80 00000 MP15,17211,73703,435000 NW35,1898,2206703,4492,74423219,874 NC16,6918,2211,1499501,6491074,615 WC3,1289273320223101,636 Total252,25462,20624,13618,0028,4276,812132,671
Backlog as of January 2007 Provinces January 2007% of backlog Eastern Cape16,630 13 Free State88,791 67 Gauteng 1,125 1 Mpumalanga 0 0 North West19,874 15 Northern Cape 4,615 3 Western Cape 1,636 1 TOTAL13,2671 100%
Most of the remaining backlog is at 3 provinces Free State 67% North West 15 % Eastern Cape 13 % Free State in Nketoana construction of 700 VIPs brought to halt, community demands Water-borne Eastern Cape, Emalahleni Local Municipality (Indwe and Dordrecht), 5 000 buckets to be replaced by VIPs. Community rejects VIPs and insist on water-borne. DELIVERY HOT SPOTS
Expenditure pertains in 2 key Province’s 2006/07 Backlog Allocation Expenditure RandRand Eastern Cape R 23 431 R154 506 539 R 30 285 000 Free State R102 142 R145 662 562 R 78 292 381 Spending pattern per province
Bucket eradication project status see annexure B - attachment
Free State: Business Plan for Nketoana has been prepared to augment water supply to cater for water-borne sanitation. A provincial bucket eradication summit held in Free State. North West:- Bulk funding allocated to bucket eradication 76 Million of unspent MIG funds allocated to bucket eradication Dwaf deployed 21 engineers specific to bucket eradication to provide direct hands on support to WSA in planning, implementation and monitoring of programme Siyenza Manje Programme by DBSA + SAICE- deployed engineers + compliments current interventions Eastern Cape: Chris Hani (Emalahleni) situation political sensitive- municipality planning to engage political leadership INTERVENTION
Inadequate water resource & bulk sewerage infrastructure to support waterborne sanitation Community expectations (VIPs v/s water-borne) Procurement processes of municipalities (take time to appoint contractors) Unavailability of local contractors due to many infrastructure projects underway CHALLENGES
RECOMMENDATIONS Recommend political intervention in areas where there is demand for water-borne irrespective of the availability of water. Municipalities to prioritize the bucket eradication programme Municipalities utilize their MIG funds to eradicate buckets or National Treasury allocate R600m indicated as a budget fall.
CONCLUSION Municipalities are committed to eradicate buckets by December 2007 or even earlier up to January 2007. The number of buckets removed is 149 583 out of the total 252 254 backlog confirmed in February 2005.