Today, 28 July 2023, the Democratic Alliance (DA) Gauteng Shadow MEC for Education, Khume Ramulifho MPL, and the DA Benoni Political Head, Haseena Ismail MP, will conduct an oversight inspection at the abandoned Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) building in Benoni South, Ekurhuleni.
The DA has received numerous complaints from the residents about the abandoned GDE building, which has become a haven for criminal activities and a shelter for the homeless.
This building meant to equip the youth with artisan skills, is in terrible condition and has been vandalised.
The DA will assess the building and engage with the community to ascertain how this neglected building affects them. We will also determine how it can be repurposed for educational use since there are shortages of school infrastructure in the province.
Members of the media are invited, and there will be an opportunity for interviews and photographs.
The details of the oversight inspections are as follows:
Date: 28 July 2023
Venue: Liverpool Road Benoni South.