The ANC encouraged by the drastic drop in use of bucket system

B Hadebe

The ANC welcomes the annual 2018 non-financial census of municipalities report released by Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke in Pretoria, on Thursday, 29 August 2019, recognizing the drastic drop in the use of the bucket system since the advent of democracy in 1994 in municipalities across the country.

Significantly the report purports that in 2014, the country had a record number of 85 718 households using the bucket system. Five years later the figures dropped and currently stand at 42 612, which is a drop by 50.3 percent. The report points out that only 37 municipalities in the country provided bucket toilets, and in 2018 at least 10 municipalities contributed to the national total.

We acknowledge the work undertaken by all Municipalities in achieving these outcomes. The ANC Government is committed to ensuring a better life for all. Our government is determined and committed to meeting the targets it has set to eradicate unsafe and inappropriate sanitation facilitation in order to restore our people's dignity, especially in the rural areas.

I thank you