DA uncovers sanitation shock in Tswaing School

Joe Mcgluwa MP

Constituency Head: Tswaing

A DA Councilor in North West was greeted by shocking conditions on his visit to a local school in ward 15 Leretletsi High School in Letsopa, Ottosdal.

The toilet facilities to serve the 550 students of the school are not working for more than 8 months now. The main reason is the shortage of water supply to the school. During school hours student are forced to get entry through holes in the security fence, walking across a busy main road and use the open field. The staff’s toilets are containers full of water placed to flush the toilets. No maintenance of these facilities is being done.

According to the Principal, Mr. TH Mohohlo, this problem has been reported to Mr JA Mothupi a Member of the Portfolio Committee of Parliament for that district, Mr. JA, Mothupi. To date nothing has been done on the matter and the lack of water is the main cause of the problem says Bennie Groenewald a DA councilor in the Tswaing municipality.

The Democratic Alliance last week launched their Provincial Growth and Jobs campaign in the North-West Province.

The constituency head and Shadow minister in the Presidency MP Joe McGluwa together with the Caucus leader Carín Visser and Councillor Bennie Groenewald, will be visiting Leretletsi Lesedi Secondary school in Ottosdal as part of the DA’s Education for Jobs campaign.

The DA is working towards a better education for all South-Africans and should the DA be elected into power in the NW in 2014 we would make education a priority and implement the successful approach of the Western-Cape Education Department.

Councillor Carín Visser Caucus Leader in Tswaing Local Municipality and Constituency Chairperson of Ditsobotla, Ventersdorp and Tswaing stated that their plan is to facilitate engagement between the North-West business and potential partners in neighboring towns to assist them. The Tswaing community is a poor community and children without a decent education are likely to be denied job opportunities.

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