Mayor committed to eradicate bucket system

2016-09-29 06:00

Mayor Athol Trollip has commited his administration to eradicate the bucket system by the end of 2017.

“I have met the South African Human Rights Commission and raised a number of issues relating to ongoing investigations into service delivery backlogs in Nelson Mandela Bay, “ said Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor Athol Trollip.

“Investigative delays by the Commission over many years have compromised the human rights of, and administrative justice for, the people of this Nelson Mandela Metro.

“The Commission has agreed to conclude the matter relating to the investigation into sanitation conditions and misleading replies by NMB officials under the former administration’s watch.

“The Commission has assured me that the complete report will be finalised at the end of this month.

“I have committed to addressing the NMB sanitation crisis by eradicating all bucket toilets in established communities by the end of 2017. Both the Eastern Cape SAHRC commissioner and I committed to a more responsive and engaging relationship going forward, consisting of prompt investigation and timeous comprehensive reporting,” said Mayor Trollip.

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