The Municipal Integrated Development Programme (MIDP) in Prioritising the Provision of Water Services to the Community
The purpose of this research is to investigate how the Municipal Integrated Development Programme (MIDP) assists in Prioritising the Provision of Water Services to the Community of Ratlou Local Municipality. Literature review has been conducted in order to gather information regarding research that has been done around Municipal integrated development plan and water issues, more importantly to verify if the MIDP is facilitating and fast tracking service delivery particularly water as it is intended to in Ratlou Local Municipality. The study further looks at whether identified needed services in previous IDP are given priority. The researcher used quantitative method to collect information and a questionnaire was designed and distributed to relevant respondents Data has been analysed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) software. Results are interpreted in graphs, percentages and tables for easier understanding. Findings are discussed and conclusion is based on information gathered from literature review and results of questionnaire. The results indicate that to some extent the MIDP processes are being followed however service delivery is poor in terms of water in Ratlou local municipality.