Cabinet Energy 'War Room' A Welcome Intervention
12 December 2014.
The Inkatha Freedom Party welcomes the
acknowledgement by government that there is an energy crisis in this
country, and the subsequent intervention of cabinet and five point
plan adopted to deal with such crisis.
IFP spokesperson on Energy, Mr Essie Esterhuizen,
MP, said, ”This crisis did not occur overnight. Eskom has
systematically and over a sustained period of time failed this
country. The blame for this crisis must rest squarely upon their
shoulders; they never planned or spent for tomorrow. Planned
maintenance of infrastructure was clearly thought of as unnecessary
and that is why we presently face the real danger of a complete grid
“I am advised that at this stage, Eskom can only generate electricity at approximately 67% of its capacity. This is tantamount to the sabotage of our economy! Cabinet’s intervention must include a decisive clean sweep of all that is found to be inept and incompetent within the ranks of management at this power utility. They have failed and must be held to account; not rewarded with bonuses,” concluded Esterhuizen, MP.
IFP spokesperson on Energy, Mr Essie Esterhuizen, MP, on 083 379 2391
IFP Media, Parliament