Look­ing for­ward to Q&A

Knysna-Plett Herald - - Letters | Briewe - Ja­ni­ne Mentz, Knys­na:

We lo­ved your le­a­der t­his week and your sen­si­ble ap­pro­ach to po­li­ti­cs in Knys­na.

We wel­co­me your i­ni­ti­a­ti­ve and are su­re that it will re­sult in a mo­re po­si­ti­ve per­cep­ti­on of our mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty.

Lack of com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on would seem to be be­hind most mu­ni­ci­pal-related com­plaints, which in turn breeds sus­pi­ci­on and anx­ie­ty a­bout lack of trans­pa­ren­cy.

I am in­vol­ved in the Sec­tor 1 PPF. Despi­te an o­pen in­vi­ta­ti­on, we ne­ver ha­ve a re­pre­sen­ta­ti­ve from the mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty pre­sent. E­very month, two old ches­t­nuts co­me up:

1. E­recting the CCTV ca­me­ras has not mo­ved for­ward be­cau­se the mu­ni­ci­pal per­son con­cer­ned has not put his/her na­me to the form that gi­ves per­mis­si­on to e­rect the po­les on which the ca­me­ras are to be af­fixed!

2. Car guards in Knys­na are by and lar­ge a me­na­ce. The mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty needs to ta­ke re­spon­si­bi­li­ty for them and they re­fu­se to do so. In P­lett, the car gu­ard la­dies on the High S­treet are or­der­ly and ef­fi­cient.

It mig­ht e­ven ma­ke a KPH in­ves­ti­ga­ti­ve s­to­ry, un­der­stan­ding how they ha­ve got the sy­stem wor­king so well in P­lett, as op­po­sed to he­re in Knys­na.

We look for­ward to your que­s­ti­on and ans­wer se­ries and con­g­ra­tu­la­te you on your mat­ter-of­fact at­ti­tu­de. Of cour­se, we should all be pul­ling to­get­her, now mo­re than e­ver.

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