Sanral cannot expect to get much sympathy
Nick Viljoen writes:
It is with amusement and disbelief that I read the article about Sanral's bid for sympathy, Autodealer 21/9, Page 19. "In the euphoria of the WC 2010 ...... nobody asked who would pay for these wonderful freeways." Later in the article Vusi Mona states, "If it is to be funded by the citizens, citizens must see the plan and how much it will cost, and must like the infrastructure".
My understanding is that we have a fuel levy to build and maintain road infrastructure. So, when Sanral went ahead with the construction of the "wonderful freeways", they did not consult with the "citizens" nor did they tell the "citizens" that the billions they pay in fuel levies for roads are being pilfered and stolen for everything BUT roads and they will have to pay AGAIN for the roads, etc. that they had already paid for.
Did Sanral stop to consult with the “citizens” before construction and even during construction when they then already knew that there is resistance to e-tolls?
No! They just went ahead.
The politically connected, the corrupt set themselves in jobs that pay enormous salaries, million-rand cars, flights all over the world and extravagant lunches and functions.
Dit gaan net te lekka.
No problem comrade. The taxpayers will cough up.
This bus could not stop. It was just picking up speed.
As far as "the euphoria of the WC" is concerned, well, we now know it was bought for R10-million.
Taxpayers' money. Money that could have been used for housing.
No man, there is already okes getting kickbacks from that!
They do not need houses!
They need soccer!
Furthermore the article states that Mr Alex van Niekerk said the following: "They have sufficient money to maintain it, but not for further development".
I put it to all involved at Sanral that if you cut back on expenditure and the fat parasitic salaries and perks you get (not earn), then there will be enough to do what needs doing.
Also get rid of dead wood and unqualified persons. Right from the TOP.
There is enough money from the fuel, which is the most expensive and most taxed on this continent.
"It takes R100-150-million to build one kilometre of freeway, including the purchase or the land."
What land needs to be purchased and how often? Most of the freeways needed can be built on land already owned by the government.
So please stop all this nonsense and FILL YER BOOTS MAN. - Letter shortened. Ed