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e-Tolling – Why it must go ahead

14 November 2012, 13:00

(My apologies for the repost, got some error my side)

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I must say, there are a number of issues in this country that get people all hot under the collar.  One of the hottest at the moment is ‘e-tolling’.

It just seems to me that making a big cuss and fuss over nothing is not only a waste of valuable time and energy, but also state resources.

In the US, we have many of our freeways tolled.  Almost every state has some major freeway that’s collecting funds and channels those much-needed funds into our Federal Reserve.

Not only does the increase in funds enable our government to enrich the lives of the people of our nation, but those funds are also used in our foreign policies in the form of international aid to economically struggling and/or desperately needy countries like this one.

So freeway tolling in the States has indirectly been a finance injection to South Africa and probably most of the other African countries that need our help.

So if it’s worked so well back home, then why the big commotion here when your government wants to follow our lead and implement the same beneficial systems that will ensure that government funding to the poor remains in check?

This country seems to be about the most developed nation on this continent – probably still in the ‘3rd-world’ category by my estimations, but not looking too bad – and as a developing nation, you guys would need all the funding possible so that your government can make the best decisions for your people.

I heard on the radio this morning about some ruckus at a meeting last night where things got out of hand and people, who probably don’t understand the merits of tolling, made a big fuss about nothing and the whole meeting was almost shut down.

Let me tell you something, if you’re going to get involved in those types of public meetings/hearings, then best you go prepared with proof and evidence that backs up your concerns.  Anything less and you’re just making a nuisance of yourself.

I hope this whole mess clams the heck down real soon, because it’s not going to do your international image any good with foreign investors still jittery with all the mess in your mining sector.

I don’t mean to speak out of turn or poke my nose in where it don’t belong, but I’ve seen first-hand the benefits of more money in the hands of a responsible government, so on this one, your government has my full support!

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