Government Must Make Use of Contingent Measures to Eradicate Poor Workmanship in Road Construction

30 May 2013    



The issue of poor workmanship in road construction is a wake up call to government that there is a great need of implementing contingent measures in order to eradicate this scourge.


IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr Petros Sithole, MP said, "Road D3928 between Green Valley and Moloro in Acornhoek, Mpumalanga is in a dire state due to poor workmanship. The Ehlanzeni District Municipality must immediately account as to how much money was spent during its construction.


Additionally, the contractor who won the tender must also be held accountable. If government fails to act swiftly in eradicating this problem, then this country will continue to waste public funds on contractors who perform shoddy construction work. This situation also places people's lives at risk."


Government plans must include tackling the issue of tender fraud otherwise we will never rid ourselves of this type of problem.


The IFP calls on government to name and shame all contractors who cannot adequately perform in terms of their contracts. It must be compulsory to appoint contractors according to their work track record and this must be verifiable.


Issued by: IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr Petros Sithole, MP, 082 743 1348


IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675