17 May 2013
The IFP is deeply disturbed and concerned at
the atrocious and hazardous conditions that some Gauteng
government departments are operating in. IFP Spokesperson on
Public Works, Mr Petros Sithole MP said, "This building is
utilised by three Gauteng departments and is considered unsafe
due to several health hazards. It is poorly ventilated, there
are leakages everywhere and emergency exits are blocked. The
working environment in this building is not conducive for human
habitation and puts lives at risk."
With the recent collapse of a building in
Bangladesh, that killed over 1 127 workers, it is unacceptable
that a similar incident could take place on our shores.
"Ironically, the building is owned by the
department of Infrastructure Development. The three government
departments occupying the building now face court proceedings
for failing to adhere to safety regulations," said Sithole.
The IFP calls on the Gauteng Provincial
government to investigate how many of its buildings are in a
dilapidated state. Those implicated in not adhering to safety
regulations must face the consequences as workers could lose
IFP Spokesperson on Public Works
Mr Petros Sithole, MP, 082 743