By ‘HERE’ I am referring to the mastering of one basic skill for delivery of one basic product by every administration reporting to government elected by the citizens of a country.
This press release was sent out by the Government News Agency today:
Have your say on domestic water, sanitation services
The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has gazetted the Draft National Norms and Standards for Domestic Water and Sanitation Services for public comments.
The public comments are open for a period of 60 days starting from 08 September to 06 November 2017, the Department of Water and Sanitation said on Tuesday.
The department said the finalisation of these National Norms and Standards will help assist water service authorities and providers in providing offerings that are effective, efficient, reliable and sustainable.
“The National Norms and Standards are based on the principle of human rights to basic water and sanitation, and they are prescribed in terms of a number of factors, such as the different users, the different geographical, socio-economic and physical attributes of areas, and focus on services with the aim to scale up Integrated Water Demand and Conservation Management.”
This gazette is also available free online at www.gpwonline.co.za – SAnews.gov.za
The simple question is; “How come we have to continuously re-invent the wheel and how come administration after administration has for decades failed to deliver clean healthy water and/or sanitation effectively?”
Surely such a simple skill should by now be the easiest one to deliver?