Kaya 959 News Reporter
The DA calls MEC Lesufi to take responsibility of his department by ensuring that all schools be ready on time at the start of the academic year.
This is in response to the number of learners in Gauteng who still require placement at schools.
The concern is that learners are being failed by an ANC-led government.
The DA reports that the Department of Infrastructure (DID) is given a sufficient budget to build schools.
Despite the budget allocation the DID still fails to deliver.
It shares that many projects implemented by the DID are currently on hold for at least 8 months.
Affected projects include Braamfischer Primary, Nancefield Primary, Mayibuye Primary and Ruste Vaal Secondary, amongst others.
The DA reports that incompetent contractors who either “failed to build schools according to specifications; failed to pay sub-contractors and/or failed to meet deadlines” were appointed at these schools.
Because of it the DA will write a request to Premier Makhura to withdraw school infrastructure projects from the DID.
Additionally, it requests that the Education Department reviews the admission system.
Currently, the admission system removes parental choice and places children far from their homes and the place of work of their parents.