Details of the memorandum

2017-03-23 06:03

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WE, the residents of the Ugu District Municipality, demand that:

• Ugu District Municipality immediately ensure that all residents have continuous water and sanitation services;

• the minister of water affairs transfers the Ugu Bulk Water Supply to Umgeni Water Board with immediate effect;

• criminal investigations for any sabotage to municipal infrastructure must be speedily resolved; and

• the MEC places Ugu under provincial intervention, assistance and support in terms of Section 154 of the Constitution and that the Ugu District Municipality comply with all provincial interventions.

We further demand these specific outcomes:

• additional funding from Treasury and Cogta to fund infrastructure maintenance and upgrading;

• development and implementation of a proper infrastructure maintenance plan;

• a human resources plan for the hiring of skilled engineers, plumbers and artisans;

• a proper and implementable local disaster management plan for alternative water provision during prolonged water interruptions; and

• the environmental rehabilitation of all river lagoons that have had sewage infiltration.

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