- Eliminate backlog on water and sanitation
- Provision of water and sanitation through service delivery contracts with the 8 Local Municipalities
- Provide transport plan
- Maximise job creation through Expanded Public Works Programme
- Provide bulk and economic infrastructure
- Build the capacity of emerging contractors through EPWP
Domestic Water and Sanitation Provision
Interventions under taken: EPWP (Expanded Public Works Programme). Provision of Infrastructure – Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG), RBIG and ACIP. Water Service Provision through a Service Delivery contract with 8 of the local municipalities within the District (Operation and Maintenance). Road Maintenance. Refurbishment of aging infrastructure through ACIP funding.
EPWP (Expanded Public Works Programme)
The programme is mainly divided into two components namely the Vukuphile programme and the creation of jobs which is translated into work opportunities. Vukuphile programme focuses on the development of local contractors so that they can attain higher CIDB grading. This would enable them to compete with more established contractors during the tendering phases, to date the entire 23 learner contractors which are the recipients of the programme received theoretical training and further mentored on the job in various construction sites throughout the District. They successfully completed various projects which form part of the District Municipality’s. Water and Sanitation backlog elimination strategy. Maximising the creation of jobs primarily focussed on two areas namely:
- Minimisation in the use of machinery in the implementation of all projects that are implemented by the District.
- Internship programme where unemployed graduates had been employed on a 2 year contractual basis and placed in different work streams in order for them to acquire valuable work experience.
Water Services Provision
The Water and Sanitation Services is provided through a contract between the CHDM and its 8 Local Municipalities. There are areas of Performance that were identified mainly the ability of the local municipalities to collect the water and sanitation Revenue from its consumers. The other area of performance relates to the inability of the Waste Water Treatment plants to produce effluent which met the legislature standards. The reasons for this is the state of dilapidation of these treatment works. Huge capital investment is needed to put these in an acceptable standards.