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.