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
IFP Spokesperson on Co-operative
Governance and Traditional Affairs,
Mr.Peter Smith MP, 083 299
IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Mr
Phendulani Biyase, 073 24 5675