Parliament, Saturday, 8 May 2021 - Following consultations with the Free State Department of Health, the Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure has decided to postpone next week’s scheduled Expropriation Bill public hearings in the province until further notice.
The Chairperson of the committee, Ms Nolitha Ntobongwana, said this decision was taken due to the severity of the situation as reported by the Head of the Free State Provincial Covid-19 Surveillance Committee. She said: The decision to postpone was not taken lightly but with the full objective to save people’s lives.”
“The decision to re-schedule the Free State public hearings is purely based on the safety of Members of the Committee, support staff and the people of the province,” Ms. Ntobongwana added. The public hearings were scheduled for the 13th to the 16th of May.
The committee will conclude its public hearings in Ekurhuleni tomorrow and continue with KwaZuluNatal from the 20th to the 23rd of May. New dates for the Free State will be communicated pending further assessment of the spread of Covid-19 in the province.
ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE, MS NOLITHA NTOBONGWANA.
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