Deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe has promised to look into the needs of a primary school in Soshanguve after a teacher complained about the lack of sports facilities and other needs at the school. Tlamaganyo Primary School, according to the teacher, does not have a library, a lab, a fence around the school in addition to the lack of sports facilities.
The promise was made during a constituency meeting with stakeholders in the Soshanguve area where Mr Motlanthe and other Parliamentarians visited on Thursday.
Community members, workers and leaders converged at the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Nafcoc) centre to air the views and needs of Soshanguve residents.
“Sure we can do something about this and speak to public works about the fencing of the school. Education is a priority of the ANC-led Government. I see no reason why the school should not have decent sporting facilities,” Mr Motlanthe said.
However, he warned that it was also the responsibility of the community to take ownership of the school, especially with regards to burglaries at the school. “The school must be the responsibility of the community. Those people that break in come from the community. “If you take ownership of the school, you will notice when people gain forceful entry and you should notify the police,” he said.
The community at large complained about the lack of extra-mural activities, jobs and health facilities.
Source: (www.pretorianews.co.za 20091211)
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