Monday, October 24, 2011

SAMWU calls for road projects to be scrapped and investigated

By Khanyisa Tabata
24 October 2011

The South African Municipal Workers Union has welcomed Transport Minister Sbusiso Ndebele’s announcement that the toll road projects be halted for now.

SAMWU’s national spokesperson Tahir Sema says the working class was not going to cooperate with the project and pay-over exorbitant amounts of money, to use the countries roads

“Apart from just halting the toll road projects, Government must investigate as to who was responsible for steam-rolling these projects past all the relevant processes

“This toll road saga and how it was handled is an example of what a Government in any normal democracy should never do,” said Sema.

He adds that the people of this country must not be taken for granted, as the working class of this country they cannot afford exorbitant charges for services rendered and massive price increases for basic necessities much longer.

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