Eye test equip­ment out of or­der

Talk of the Town - - Opinion - CE­CIL MBOLEKWA, MU­NIC­I­PAL SPOKESMAN

WE are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing tech­ni­cal prob­lems with our eye test­ing equip­ment (LCU) at the Port Al­fred Driv­ing Li­cence Test­ing Cen­tre (DLTC).

This de­vice has be­come faulty and we can­not per­form any eye tests as re­quired for the ap­pli­ca­tions for learner li­cence, driv­ing li­cence and driv­ing li­cence re­newals.

We thus have to re­quest the pub­lic to visit an op­tometrist where they should ob­tain an op­tometrist cer­tifi­cate be­fore vis­it­ing the DLTC for any of the above ap­pli­ca­tions.

Un­for­tu­nately the sit­u­a­tion is be­yond our control as we are not the cus­to­di­ans of the equip­ment in ques­tion and have to await for the na­tional De­part­ment of Trans­port to ei­ther re­pair or re­place the LCU.

We have in­formed the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties re­gard­ing the faulty equip­ment and af­ter re­ceiv­ing a visit by a tech­ni­cian we were in­formed the faulty de­vice would be re­placed as soon as it be­comes avail­able.

We could not be given a dead­line on when the de­vice would be in­stalled at our DLTC in Port Al­fred. We, how­ever, can in­form the pub­lic that we are in con­stant con­tact with the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties to have this sit­u­a­tion reme­died.

We fur­ther­more apol­o­gise for any in­con­ve­nience that may have been caused as a re­sult of this tech­ni­cal prob­lem.

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