Gauteng government in South Africa has speed up the infrastructural development according to Gauteng MEC of Infrastructure Development and Property Management, Tasneem Motara.
The Gauteng MEC made the remark after visiting Mogobeng Primary School in Katlehong, Impumelelo Library and Devon Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre.
Quoting Motara, “For me to be satisfied, I come to sites physically with the internal department team as well as the contractors to see first-hand what is happening on the ground.”
Mrs Morata said the tours are also an opportunity to interact with the communities and those working and benefiting from these projects.
She noted that the department is in the business of building social infrastructure such as schools, hospitals, clinics, ECD centres and libraries, as she describes it as an important centres of excellence for communities.
Meanwhile, despite the effort to finish on time, the projects has faced some challenges along the way like for instance, the extension of Mogobeng Primary School, which was meant to be completed in 2018, is still unfinished after the department ran into problems with the service provider.
While, there are discrepancies in the design work of Impumelelo Library in Devon, as the workers are on a go-slow due to the contractor not paying salaries.
Source: SA News