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PUBLIC works MEC Clifford Mkasi has announced plans to fight the fraud and corruption afflicting Mpumalanga's school transport system.
Until recently the programme fell under the education department, where it was blasted for inefficiencies such as overloading, unroadworthy vehicles, discrepancies in the number of pupils for which contractors were paid, long routes and late arrivals at schools.
"We have all the necessary resources to tackle pupil transport problems," Mkasi said on Friday. "When the school term begins next year we will be ready."
He said long-term contracts would be replaced by month-to-month contracts. "We will verify the kilometres the service providers travel to and from where they pick up pupils and also the number of pupils transported," he said. Officials who collaborated with contractors have not yet been disciplined.