DA pressure puts the lights back on

Graham Gersbach MPL

DA Spokesperson on Roads

Continued pressure from the DA in the Gauteng Legislature has ensured that lights along the R24 Albertina Sisulu Freeway will be operational from the end of September 2014.

In a written reply from the MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, it was revealed that the delay in fixing the lights along the R24 stemmed from shortage of material needed to repair this long standing problem.

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What is of concern is that the MEC has indicated vandalism and theft as the primary causes of the outages. If the department is aware of this, then it should be monitoring the situation to avoid the unnecessary waste of tax payers money and a more efficient use of the department’s budget.

The DA will request that the MEC provide a concise plan of action detailing steps to be taken to combat the theft of street lights and cables as well as the recovery of these items.