MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


Scholar Transport Needed in Mpumalanga

23 July 2014.

  

 

The IFP calls on the Mpumalanga Transport MEC, Ms Dikeledi Mahlangu, to urgently attend to the lack of transportation for learners, who have missed school since it opened on Monday.

 

The IFP National spokesperson on Education, Mr. Alfred Mpontshane, MP, expressed concern over the long distances learners have to travel to get school.

 

"It is not right that these learners have not been able to attend school for the past two days due to the lack of transport. It's a shame to know that children have to suffer in order to get an education. Some learners have to cross sewage pipes every day while they travel 15 km to school," said Mr. Mpontshane.

 

"We appeal to the minister of Basic Education to help build more schools in Mpumalanga so that learners do not have to travel such great distances. The government should do everything in its power to ensure that getting an education is made easier and not harder. Education is the path to true liberation and our learners must be able to travel safely to school" he concluded.

 

Issued by: 

IFP National Spokesperson on Education Hon. Alfred Mpontshane MP 083 441 6201

 

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Miss Thabisile Mkhize, IFP Media Liaison Officer, 073 522 1786