30 May 2014.
The IFP says complaints raised by participants
in today’s Workers’ Parliament vindicate what has always been the
party’s complaint that these sectoral parliaments are just
talk-shops which do not address issues raised by participants.
The IFP said this in reaction to complaints voiced by several
participants in the Workers’ Parliament which is sitting at
Dukuza in Bergville today and tomorrow (Thursday, 29-Friday, 30
May 2014). Several participants complained that presentations
done in this sitting did not address issues that were raised in
the last Workers’ Parliament held.
Commenting on these concerns, IFP Member of
the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature Joshua Mazibuko said: “The concerns voiced by several workers about
the failure of Departments to give reports on issues raised in
the last Workers’ Parliament vindicate what we have been saying
all along, that these outreach programs have lost their
objective. Instead of them being forums where workers and the
public raise their concerns and for the government to give
account, they have become talk-shops which achieve very little.
“We therefore call on the Speaker to ensure
that each time there has been such an outreach program, she must
ensure that issues raised by communities receive proper
attention from departments and responses are given back to
communities. Otherwise, we would offer support to those who feel
that there is no point in holding them.
For Further Information:
M. Joshua Mazibuko, MPL
083 992 6135