2 out of the 10 Committee members are directly employed at the toilet. These earn a monthly salary. The other 6 receive only dividends. Community benefits: Between 2009 – 2010 the Committee has contributed to community development through provision of:Sports kits to the youth club.Medical kit to a primary school.Financial
Commercialization of Public Toilets in Bulawayo City, Zimbabwe<br />Robert APUNYO <br />Research Fellow <br />Public Affairs and Parliamentary Support Trust (PAPST)<br />Zimbabwe<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />Cell: +263 777 503 727 (Zimbabwe)<br /> +256 712 855 013 (Uganda) <br />
Survey of toilet users [Exit polls](237)</li></li></ul><li>Factors for Commercialization of Public Toilets <br /><ul><li>Failure of Bulawayo City Council (BCC) to maintain public toilets due to the hard economic situation – (closed some)
To curtail rampant vandalism of public toilets. Private operators provide security.</li></li></ul><li>COMMERCIAL MODEL<br /><ul><li>In 2006 BCC passed a Resolution to lease out some of its 116 public toilets under the following conditions: </li></ul>In each area half of the toilets remain free for people who cannot pay for such services<br />Lessees renovate and manage toilets at a fee, for 3 year terms – renewable<br />A leased toilet pays USD 50 to BCC, monthly<br />BCC maintains all the sewer infrastructure<br />
Benefits of the Commercial Model <br /><ul><li>BCC receives a monthly revenue of about USD 500 from the 9 leased toilet blocks.
Protection of toilet facilities against vandals.
Helped keep the toilets open and usable.</li></ul>7<br />
Benefits … <br />Makokoba Community Pay Toilets:<br />Donates sports kits to the local youth club<br />Donates medical kits to primary schools.<br />Furnished the Office of the area Councilor.<br />Employment to private operators. <br />8<br />