Re-establish Book Unit in Limpopo Education Department

Langa Bodlani

DA Limpopo spokesperson

The Democratic Alliance in Limpopo will ask for a meeting with Education MEC Dickson Masemola to urge him to re-establish a Book Unit in his Department.

One of the key findings of the Presidential Task Team’s Report was that the delivery of textbooks in Limpopo were “negligently handed over to service provider, Edusolutions” without any proper controls in place.

The abolition of the Education Department’s Book Unit was clearly made with the intent of enriching a politically-connected supplier at the expense of Limpopo learners.

Where the DA governs we provide a book delivery service in-house and have strong monitoring systems in place to ensure that books reach schools.

We expect nothing less from the Limpopo Education Department.

Providing this basic service without the cost of a middle-man supplier will allow the Education Department to buy the right books in sufficient numbers. The national government’s intervention in this province has clearly failed to provide any solutions.

The only solution is for competent, clean governance in the provincial Department where delivery should actually be taking place.

The DA would be happy to provide the MEC with all the information necessary to replicate the Book Unit model we currently run successfully where we govern.

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