R240m for transport for North West pupils

2014-08-21 08:22

The North West department of transport has allocated R240 million to a scholar transport programme, MEC Gaoage Molapisi has said.

“This is in line with the constitutional obligation of improving access to free and quality basic education for all South Africans,” he said yesterday.

In his budget speech, Molapisi said his department was currently providing transport services to about 51 567 pupils in this financial year.

He said all routes would be redesigned and all transport operators had already been instructed to take their vehicles for compulsory testing at government testing stations.

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