Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to dialogue with Eastern Cape residents on RDP, taxis and other service delivery issues
16 Jul 2012
Following the launch of the National Stakeholder Consultative Dialogue last Thursday, the Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela will this week interface with residents of Eastern Cape as part of this programme.
The dialogue is held under the theme “Joining hands to end maladministration and ensure responsive service delivery: Focus on Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) houses and regulatory gaps on the illegal conversion of panel vans into taxis.”
The two events to be held in Cala and Bisho will combine the dialogue with public hearings, where stakeholders, including the members of the public, civil society organisations, government and the media, will be expected to share their experiences regarding the RDP houses and converted taxis through short presentations.
Complainants, who wish to bring other matters to the attention of the Public Protector, will be welcome to do so provided that their matter affects a group or community.
While individual complainants, whose grievances focus on other aspects of service delivery will not be turned away, it must be noted that such complaints will not be taken during the sessions. There will be a Public Protector stall outside the venues, where such complaints can be lodged.
An outreach event will be held at the Mbenge Tribal Office in Cala, where the Public Protector and her team will dialogue with community members on issues relating to RDP houses and the illegal conversion of panel vans into taxis.
This will be followed by a formal stakeholder meeting with provincial executives, government officials, political parties, civil society and experts in the areas under the spotlight.
The issues to be addressed at both events emanate from systemic investigations the Public Protector is currently conducting on RDP houses and conversion of panel vans into taxis. They include waiting lists, procurement concerns, quality of homes, conveyance arrangements, sale of RDP homes, allegations of corruption, regulatory framework and accountability for challenges such as safety and passenger insurance.
The two-month nationwide campaign is also in line with the constitutional injuction that the Public Protector should be accessible to all persons and communities.
The outreach event will be held as follows:
Date: Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Venue: Mbenge Tribal Office, Cala
The formal stakeholder meeting will be held as follows:
Date: Thursday, 19 July 2012-07
Venue: Good News Centre, Bisho
Media is invited to cover both events.
Those who wish to attend can confirm with:
Cell: 072 264 3273
Cell: 079 031 5589
For more information contact:
Spokesperson for Public Protector
Cell: 079 507 0399
Tel: 012 366 7006
Issued by: Public Protector South Africa
16 Jul 2012
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