2009-01-27 00:00

Greytown town councillors decided that an important meeting could not be held in the council chambers because of councillors constantly coming and going, so it was proposed to move the meeting to a nearby venue, removed from local distractions. Fair enough.

But to hold it at a Drakensberg resort over two days, with all the travelling and accommodation costs that that entailed, not only for councillors but for a variety of secretarial and other hangers-on at a cost of R40 000, is surely unnecessarily wasteful given the far more pressing calls on limited local government financial resources.

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