Mu­nic­i­pal ser­vice shock

Daily Dispatch - - Opinion -

Iam very frus­trated by our lo­cal ser­vices in mu­nic­i­pal de­part­ments. I went to re-regis­ter my car li­cence and the crowd in the of­fice was so great and queues so long that I left.

I joked that only res­i­dents of Gonu­bie can be helped at this of­fice. ( A se­ri­ous sug­ges­tion.)

Half of East Lon­don comes to Gonu­bie for the reg­is­tra­tion and re­newal of driv­ers’ li­cences, etc. I went to the post of­fice, only to be told that they have no paper. I went to the mu­nic­i­pal­ity to pay my util­ity ac­count. They were off-line.

I went back to the li­cens­ing depart­ment – only to find that they closed at 2.30pm. Not a good day. I would be very an­gry if I got a fine for an ex­pired li­cence, or my elec­tric­ity cut off.

– Trevor Smith, Gonu­bie

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