KDM launches controversial pay and park system

2017-10-25 06:00

KWADUKUZA Municipality (KDM) together with implementing agent Vusa Isipho Trading have officially launched the new paid parking system for the CBD at the council chambers on Monday, October 16.

“[The] mayor needs to tell us how much KDM will get as it’s a private company that’s awarded with this contract and it’s also believed if you don’t pay for parking your registration will be logged in for a fine. [Do] the marshals in charge have the authority to issue fines and is it legal?”


Another road user Nadia Marry commented: “Will the money go towards resurfacing roads and filling potholes? It’s bad enough we have some car guards troubling us without even keeping and eye on our cars, now this!”

Keshnee Williams said: “My issue is that if the municipality wants to introduce this to generate revenue disclose what the revenue will be used for. What is the current revenue being used for when the infrastructure in Stanger is well below par. Let’s fix the problems of mismanagement and using contractors that are unable to perform the required work. Stanger had previously utilised the parking tariff system but chose to forgo it. Why now the need to reintroduce it? Clarity must be provided.”
Molly Reddy asked: “What about public consultation meetings? Don’t the public have a say with regards to what is going to affect them directly? Do it the right way KwaDukuza. You are going to have a public outcry over this issue. Who exactly are the service providers?” The community also raised questions about how the service provider was selected.
Kevin Sampson asked: “Who is Vusa Isipho Trading? Why have we not heard of this company before and why wasn’t the metered parking system not put out to tender?”
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