The IFP, as the Official Opposition in the KZN Legislature, calls upon the KZN Premier, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, to explain how the 55 drivers of the trucks to fix potholes in KZN were selected.
The Premier unveiled 55 trucks worth R80 million to improve pothole repair and roads damaged by floods in the province as part of the October Transport Campaign in the Molweni area. She was quoted in the media saying that drivers have already been trained to operate the trucks.
While the IFP is pleased that 55 people will get job opportunities and that potholes will be fixed, we seek answers to the following questions from the KZN Premier:
- When and where were the posts for the 55 truck drivers advertised?
- How many people applied for the truck driver posts?
- When and where did the interviews take place?
- How were the 55 truck drivers selected?
- When did the drivers undergo their training?
- How much is the monthly salary for these 55 truck drivers?
We are concerned that corruption, nepotism, and comradeship might be involved in the employment of these truck drivers. KwaZulu-Natal is grappling with a high rate of unemployment; we therefore believe there must be no secrecy when it comes to the employment of people. Further, we believe that these types of opportunities must be offered to people from the local community.
The IFP calls on Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube to shed light by responding to our questions and removing any uncertainty that might arise.
Mr Blessed Gwala MPL
IFP Chief Whip in the KZN Legislature
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