Hibiscus Coast Municipality Fails to Spend its Budget

31 October 2013    



The IFP calls for an investigation into the unspent allocated budget by Hibiscus Coast Municipality for fixing toilets in Port Shepstone taxi rank, which has not happened since 2011.


IFP spokesperson on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Peter Smith, MP, said "The municipality has failed to spend the budget to fix the toilets at the Port Shepstone taxi rank. During municipal budget road shows in this financial year, they revealed that there is a budget allocated to fixing the toilets but nothing has happened. Taxi commuters, street traders, vendors, visitors and shoppers in town have no access to toilets"


Since 2011 there have been streams of complaints about the unhealthy state of the toilets, which were closed because of the filth.


"Water has been gushing into the taxi rank from the broken toilets and from people who wash their taxis there. This is urgent since the current situation is a potentially serious health hazard, particularly considering the proximity of food vendors. These toilets must be fixed as soon as possible," concluded Smith


The IFP urges the municipalities to act on their promises and to stop raising the hopes of citizens without delivering.


Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs,

Mr.Peter Smith MP, 083 299 9687


Or contact 

IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 24 5675