The Nelson Mandela Bay says it is in the process of getting an informal tender for the provision of toilet papers for the city’s public toilets following a short supply which hit the city earlier this week.
On Monday the metro experienced a severe shortage of toilet papers, with some public toilets running without them.
Metro spokesperson Kupido Baron said they had problems with the quality of paper their service provider gave them.
“We are currently busy with the process of rescinding the contract with our current provider of toilet paper as a result of the sub-standard of the product and service provided to us,” said Baron.
He said the metro now had enough toilet paper for a few weeks for public facilities.
“This should give us enough time to get an informal tender to provide toilet paper for these facilities in the short term,” said Baron.
DA leader in the Nelson Mandela Bay Leon de Villiers criticised the metro for its lack of hygiene in public toilets.
“Bucket toilets are not collected on a regular basis and grass mowing is restricted and public toilets are not cleaned,” said De Villiers.
Baron said the shortage of toilet paper was not a major problem and it would be fixed in due course.
“We are working on the problem. We apologise for any inconvenience it may have caused to our people,” he said.