The IFP has raised its concern about the breakdown of communication from municipalities in informing residents about the load-shedding schedules.
“We urge municipalities to communicate their load-shedding schedules more effectively to minimise inconvenience and disruptions to businesses and households. People are complaining that municipalities are failing to inform them on time about load shedding schedules. If municipalities do not give people information in good time then how are they going to plan their lives accordingly?” said IFP National Chairperson, Mr Blessed Gwala.
“I am aware that there are schedules that are advertised on municipal web sites but these schedules are not implemented sometimes and are very erratic. The lack of national leadership on this disaster, which is set to continue for years to come and which indicates that we are a country in crisis, simply cannot be tolerated or afforded. There is a serious negative impact on all industries that need continuous electricity supply for them to function,” continued Mr Gwala.
“The IFP is very concerned about Eskom’s inability to complete the Kusile and Medupi power plants on time, especially because they are consuming billions of Rands. Eskom must state clearly when these power plants will be completed.
“This country cannot afford to endure continuous load shedding when companies that have been awarded tenders to build these power plants are benefitting from the taxpayers money but not meeting construction deadlines” concluded Mr Gwala.
Mr Blessed Gwala, IFP National Chairman, 078 290 5842
Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP Media Officer, 073 024 5675