New head of Eastern Cape’s scholar transport George Lukwe has vowed to work tirelessly to turn things around and offer an efficient service to thousands of pupils.
For years parents have complained about scholar transport irregularities that saw pupils who qualify to be transported by government to and from school missing out on the service.
This has resulted in parents and pupils staging protests, demanding to also benefit from scholar transport.
Just four months ago, transport MEC Weziwe Tikana told the portfolio committee in Bhisho that her department could only ferry 70% of the pupils who are eligible, leaving 30000 learners having to walk long distances.
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