COUNCIL will soon receive the two public toilets from the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID).
City Clerk Charles Kelly said he had received the green light from the ministry’s permanent secretary to handover the public toilets to council to administer and look after.
The two toilets at King George and Lawson Tama are funded by MID and have been completed.
However, the when asked, Mr Kelly cannot confirm the actual date the handing over will take place
But he said as long as this is done, council will look at outsourcing the management role to the public.
“We are thinking of looking into the idea of outsourcing the job to look after the toilets to the public.
“And the use of these toilets will be on a pay use system where public have to pay before they use it,” Mr Kelly said.
He said this way the money raised will be used to maintain and repair the toilets for public purposes.
He added discussions are already in progress and as soon as the date is fixed, council will meet to decide on action to take.
However, he said council could not able to complete the Mataniko toilet due to shortage of funds.
But said the Raid Employment Project (REP) has indicated its interest to assist council to complete the toilet.
Meanwhile, Mr Kelly said use of these toilets will depend on how sooner MID will hand them over and what decision the council management and executive come up with.
“If MID makes the decision sooner we hope to open the toilets for public use before the year ends,” he said.
By DANIEL NAMOSUAIA