It’s my way or the high­way

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - LIFE -

THE city coun­cil, just like some po­lit­i­cal par­ties, is be­com­ing all too ‘adept’ at try­ing to jus­tify the un­jus­ti­fi­able to hood­wink vot­ers.

In Fri­day’s Ar­gus, we read that the coun­cil wants to spend R1.5 bil­lion up­grad­ing the beach­front. Its rea­sons for this just don’t make sense. Later on we read that there is no money to fin­ish the high­ways or ease traf­fic conges­tion. One won­ders how it does its cal­cu­la­tions or which is the most im­por­tant. We won’t go into de­tail about the traf­fic conges­tion.

Suf­fice to say that the traf­fic de­part­ment, aka the rev­enue col­lec­tion de­part­ment ,is con­spic­u­ously ab­sent dur­ing peakhour traf­fic. You would rather find them walk­ing two-abreast down streets, even side streets writ­ing out park­ing tick­ets or sit­ting on high­ways with speed­ing cam­eras.

Just one more rea­son to re­con­sider one’s vote in the com­ing elec­tions.

PIC­TURE: LEON LESTRADE

The coun­cil wants to up­grade the beach­front but does not have money to fix the high­ways and re­lieve traf­fic conges­tion.

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