Response of the Minister of Public Works to the article in The Times dated 21 May 2012, 'Defence Minister on warpath – Public Works gets verbal broadside over lost land'
21 May 2012I have noted the concerns expressed by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu regarding immovable assets falling under her department and held in trust by Public Works, and will be seeking a meeting with her to address these.
The long-standing absence of a comprehensive and reliable Immovable Assets Register, listing state-owned properties, is receiving priority attention by my department. As recently as 8 May in my Budget Vote speech, I reported on significant progress made in this respect.
In the meantime a joint team has been established between the Departments of Public Works and Defence to address outstanding issues.
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Cell: 083 300 2462
Issued by: Department of Public Works
21 May 2012
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