Coega Development Corporation (CDC) on behalf of the Department of Education (DoE) in Eastern Cape of South Africa has set up a sanitation upgrade project for rural schools in the region at an estimated cost of US $10.41M.
Through this project, 108 schools in Transkei will get 947 toilets as part of an initiative to improve infrastructure in schools in the region. In the month of February, Bucket Eradication Program – that would see communal ablution facilities constructed in Nelson Mandela Bay municipality was launched in the country.
According to CDC Programme Manager- Thembeka Poswa, poor infrastructure in the region results in poor hygiene and safety of the school children, something which affects their learning. He noted that plans were in place to ensure that schools in the region have enough toilets and facilities for children to wash their hands.
A total of eleven contractors were appointed by CDC for the sanitation upgrade project.