4.7 Million People in 1.17 Million Houses Still Need Access to Water

www.MyPE.co.za: At a
Department of Water Affairs (DWA) briefing by Regional Departments of
Water Affairs in Eastern Cape, Western Cape & Limpopo dealing
with their Support to Local Municipalities on 9 September 2009, the
Eastern Cape Department of Water Affairs (WSA) estimated that the
Eastern Cape water backlog was for 4.7 million people in 1 179 215
houses.

The funding required to address this backlog was estimated at R10 604
billion for RDP Level as opposed to a funding amount available of R1
448 billion per annum. The total Eastern Cape population is estimated
at 6.51 million people, of which 1 000 771 people reside in the Nelson
Mandela Bay Metropole.

Staggering to think that of the 6.51 million Eastern Cape population
67.58% do not have access to decent water.

The Eastern Cape WSA came in for some censure from the DWA who said
that they DWA Committee appreciated the Western Cape briefing but was
unimpressed by the Eastern Cape and Limpopo presentations. They were
disappointed as the departments needed to tell the Committee what was
really happening in their provinces. Officials were “playing with
words” to make the situation look better than it was. It was suggested
that the Chairperson ask presenters to leave the meeting the next time
this happened. This was the only way to send a message to officials
that the Committee was not going to be fooled. Some of the points in
the presentation were meaningless and certainly did not give a true
description of what was actually happening in the provinces.

The Eastern Cape at present has a raw water debt total to DWA of R232
944 529.19.

  • The Nelson Mandela Metropole (incorporating Port Elizabeth,
    Uitenhage and Despatch) accounts for R15 583 036.69 of this total
    (R15.57 per resident).
  • The Amathole District Municipality (incorporating
    Amahlathi, Nkonkobe, Ngqushwa, Buffalo City, Great Kei, Mnquma, Mbashe
    and Inxuba) owes R33 191 935.84 (R19.94
    per resident
    ).
  • The largest district by population, OR Tambo District
    (incorporating King Sabatha Dalindyebo, Port St Johns, Ingquza Hill,
    Mbizana, Mhlontlo, Nyandeni and Ntabankulu) accounts for a
    disproportionately large share of the total owing at R147 861 136.18
    (R87.23 per resident).

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4.7 Million People in 1.17 Million Houses Still Need Access to Water

www.MyPE.co.za: At a
Department of Water Affairs (DWA) briefing by Regional Departments of
Water Affairs in Eastern Cape, Western Cape & Limpopo dealing
with their Support to Local Municipalities on 9 September 2009, the
Eastern Cape Department of Water Affairs (WSA) estimated that the
Eastern Cape water backlog was for 4.7 million people in 1 179 215
houses.

The funding required to address this backlog was estimated at R10 604
billion for RDP Level as opposed to a funding amount available of R1
448 billion per annum. The total Eastern Cape population is estimated
at 6.51 million people, of which 1 000 771 people reside in the Nelson
Mandela Bay Metropole.

Staggering to think that of the 6.51 million Eastern Cape population
67.58% do not have access to decent water.

The Eastern Cape WSA came in for some censure from the DWA who said
that they DWA Committee appreciated the Western Cape briefing but was
unimpressed by the Eastern Cape and Limpopo presentations. They were
disappointed as the departments needed to tell the Committee what was
really happening in their provinces. Officials were “playing with
words” to make the situation look better than it was. It was suggested
that the Chairperson ask presenters to leave the meeting the next time
this happened. This was the only way to send a message to officials
that the Committee was not going to be fooled. Some of the points in
the presentation were meaningless and certainly did not give a true
description of what was actually happening in the provinces.

The Eastern Cape at present has a raw water debt total to DWA of R232
944 529.19.

  • The Nelson Mandela Metropole (incorporating Port Elizabeth,
    Uitenhage and Despatch) accounts for R15 583 036.69 of this total
    (R15.57 per resident).
  • The Amathole District Municipality (incorporating
    Amahlathi, Nkonkobe, Ngqushwa, Buffalo City, Great Kei, Mnquma, Mbashe
    and Inxuba) owes R33 191 935.84 (R19.94
    per resident
    ).
  • The largest district by population, OR Tambo District
    (incorporating King Sabatha Dalindyebo, Port St Johns, Ingquza Hill,
    Mbizana, Mhlontlo, Nyandeni and Ntabankulu) accounts for a
    disproportionately large share of the total owing at R147 861 136.18
    (R87.23 per resident).

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