Seaside splurge for Umvoti councillors. Again!

2018-03-14 06:00

Spare a thought for your hardworking Umvoti Councillors and officials sweating it out for three days at a “stragetic workshop” at a four star hotel this week whilst Umvoti ratepayers are slogging away at their 8-5 jobs to pay the Municipal rates to enable these “hardworking Councillors”spend three days in luxury surrounds .

This is now the third year running that such workshops have been held at ratepayers’ expense.

In 2016 it was a barely bearable only three star hotel in Ballito - last year was obviously more to the taste at the four star Coastlands Umhlanga which is the venue again this week..

In 2017 bookings were made for 60 –Councillors and officials etc. with an estimated cost (to ratepayers) of R350 000. On Monday 56 of the 58 bookings made for Umvoti Municipality were processed by Coastlands for their slothful seaside splurge …at probably a much higher cost than last year. It is a large contigent – do Councillors and officials take wives and partners? As a matter of interest Umvoti has 27 Councillors.

Don’t feel too sorry for these hardworking men and women - if there is any spare time in between their stragetic planning sessions and addresses by the various officials, they can attend the spa;plunge into the outdoor pool or just relax in their own luxury rooms.

Gateway and many other attractions are right there but of course only after the hard work!

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