1st September 2014.
The IFP in KZN-Natal Legislature calls upon
the MEC for Transport, Willies Mchunu, to urgently consider the
issue of the cost of vehicle licences. KZN motorists have to pay
a substantially higher price as compared to motorists in other
"If costs were reduced, it would bring
financial relief to already burdened motorists. It would also
serve as a means of generating revenue as many big businesses
currently choose to register their vehicles in Gauteng, Eastern
Cape and Mpumalanga," said IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr
Steven Moodley, MPL.
"The IFP also calls on the MEC to engage with
taxi associations with a view of introducing a taxi subsidy. As
this is a common mode of transport and a growing industry, it
would be prudent for government to offer a subsidy similar to
that offered to bus companies. A positive spin-off will be a
greater sense of accountability on the part of taxi associations,
thereby contributing to safety on our roads," continued Moodley.
"Ongoing road safety campaigns are also
necessary to minimise the carnage on our roads. It is time for
government to acknowledge the cost of accidents not only in
monetary terms but also the devastating impact it has on
families of accident victims" concluded Moodley.
Mr Steven Moodley, IFP Spokesperson
on Transport, MPL, 072 086 6784
For Media Enquiries:
IFP KZN Provincial Legislature Media Liaison
Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675