29th August 2014.
The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal Legislature calls on
the construction sector to throw its weight behind government
developmental programmes that will assist to fast-track
"Partnership in public works is crucial for
both sustainable development and job creation, which will help
to reduce poverty. The construction industry is widely seen as
one of the driving forces to fight poverty because it creates
jobs and has the ability to develop skills that empower people
to start their own businesses," said IFP Spokesperson on Public
Works, Mr Hassan Motala, MPL.
"The IFP is of the view that there must be a
strong work relationship between emerging and established
constructors, the financial sector and government to make sure
that these stakeholders are contributing towards development as
well as in the Expanded Public Works Programme. This must be
done in a form of summits and workshops," continued Mr Motala.
"We further call on the MEC of Public Works,
Ravi Pillay, to encourage learners to pursue studies in the
field of engineering by offering bursaries to gain expertise
that would enhance the pace of development in the country.
"The department must go out to rural areas and
host career exhibitions to attract young people to become
engineers. The department needs to visit universities, and FET
Colleges around the province to encourage engineering because
both government and the private sector depend on their help," concluded Mr Motala.
Mr Hassan Motala, MPL, IFP Spokesperson
on Public Works, 078 403 6704
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Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP KZN Legislature
Media Liaison Officer, 073 024 5675