At a meeting of the Gauteng Provincial Executive Council last week, strong concerns were registered about corruption in the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport and its entity, G-fleet.
It has been common knowledge amongst Transport Portfolio Committee members, and the public at large, that corruption is the order of the day at numerous testing centres across the province. Evidence of this has been forwarded to the Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC, Ismail Vadi on a continuous basis – with many empty promises made of action to be taken against individuals who brazenly solicit bribes.
The Gauteng Legislature’s Transport Portfolio Committee has been pushing for an investigation into the running of G-fleet which has been dysfunctional for years. This is in conjunction with the evidence of corruption which has now been presented to the Provincial Executive Council.
The concerns expressed about corruption and mismanagement within the Department of Roads and Transport have been on the table for many years without any action being taken. The Provincial Executive Council’s concerns may just be the wake-up call the DA and other parties have been urging for.
MEC Vadi can no longer escape his responsibility to take action against those who are abusing the system for their own gain. The ball is now squarely in his court.
Justus de Goede MPL
DA Gauteng Spokesperson on Social Development
060 558 8305
DA Economic Cluster Manager
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