Koffiefontein Social workers in distress

Mariette Pittaway
DA MPL in the Free State Provincial Legislature:

Employees of the Department of Social Development in Koffiefontein are forced to work in appalling conditions.

The offices are situated in a hostel of the old Petra mine. The offices have no facilities and workers are forced to share a toilet with students of Motheo College.

The department has a responsibility to ensure that their employees are housed in a professional work environment.

The lack of proper offices and facilities impacts on the ability to perform and function.

I will submit written questions to MEC Mantu Ntombela asking her:

  • How many employees are affected,
  • Whether the department intends to provide decent facilities,
  • By when this will be carried out.

The department of Social Development has a responsibility to assist those must vulnerable in our society and it can only deliver on that mandate if the proper resources are made available.