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Izinyunyana ziyaluhlaba uhlelo olumenyezelwe uMantashe
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Izinyunyana ziyaluhlaba uhlelo olumenyezelwe uMantashe

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UNgqongqoshe Wezezimbiwa Namandla uGwede Mantashe uthi iRenewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP) izovumela okungenani okuqukethwe kwasekhaya okungamaphesenti angama-40 ngesikhathi sesigaba sokwakha.

Umemezele ukuqokwa kwamaphrojekthi angama-25 ePreferred Bidder ngaphansi kwalolu hlelo. Uthi lokhu kuzosiza ekukhuthazeni ukukhiqizwa kwezimboni zakuleli. UMantashe ubekhuluma esithangamini nabezindaba mayelana nesimo sikagesi kuleli. Uthe le misebenzi kulindeleke ukuthi ifake izigidigidi ezingama-R50 wezinkampani ezizimele emnothweni.

“Inhlangano ibambe iqhaza ngamaphesenti angama-49.2, uma kuqhathaniswa nomgomo wamaphesenti angama-49. Njengoba sisakaza, kufanele siqale ukubona abanikazi bangempela abangabaseNingizimu Afrika naboHlanga futhi leyo nqubo ithatha isikhathi sayo. Emzamweni wokuvuselela ukukhiqizwa nokukhiqizwa kwendawo ochungechungeni lwenani lamandla avuselelekayo, iRFP idinga amaphrojekthi ukuthi enze okungenani okuqukethwe kwasendaweni okungamaphesenti angama-40 ngesikhathi sokwakha.”

ISouth African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) isichithile isimemezelo sikaNgqongqoshe Wezamandla uGwede Mantashe sokuthi sekuqokwe amaProjekthi angama-25 ePreferred Bidder Projects azokhiqiza Amandla Avuselelwayo. Ithi uHulumeni kancane kancane uthengisa amandla ezwe ngokudla abantu abampofu.

UMantashe wathi lezi zinhlelo kulindeleke ukuthi zifake izigidigidi ezingama-R50 wezinkampani ezizimele emnothweni.

UNobhala Jikelele weSAFTU, uMnuz uZwelinzima Vavi, uthi ngeke kusaba khona amanani kagesi ancintisanayo.

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“Yonke inhloso yokuqaqa u-Eskom imayelana nokuvala inkampani ezimele yemakethe. Lokhu kwenzelwa ukuqinisekisa ukuthi i-ajenda yokwenziwa kwangasese kokuhlinzekwa kukagesi ezweni lethu ilula ngokuthengwa ku-IPPS futhi iSAFTU izongena emlandweni njengokuchitha lokhu kuguqulwa kokuhlinzekwa kukagesi kwezwe lethu yi-ANC.”

INumsa nayo iphawulile
UNobhala Jikelele wenyunyana yabasebenzi iNumsa, u-Irvin Jim, uphakamise imibuzo ngeREIPPP nokuthi ngabe ukucinywa kukagesi kuzosingathwa yini.

“Isimemezelo siyahambisana nohlelo oludidiyelwe lwezinsiza kodwa anginaso isiqiniseko sokuthi kukhulunywa ngani ngoba kulolo hlelo ukutholakala kwe-Eskom kulinganiselwa ema-65%. Ngamanye amazwi, u-Eskom awusebenzi futhi ukwethula ama-IPP engeziwe kugridi ngeke kushintshe ukutholakala kwe-Eskom. Kufanele ibe ama-75% kanti u-Eskom usebenza ema-65%. Umbuzo obalulekile uthi lokho kuzobhekana kanjani nenkinga yokucishwa kukagesi?”

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