AfriForum: HCM parking system illegal

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The Hibiscus Coast Municipality did not follow the correct procedures to implement the new parking management system. AfriForum has called for a meeting with the Hibiscus Coast Municipality in Port Shepstone to discuss the allegations and the way forward.

Chris Fourie, spokesperson for AfriForum in KwaZulu-Natal, said that AfriForum has been reliably informed that the Hibiscus Coast Council never approved the new parking management system. “A representative only did a presentation to the Council regarding the system, but the councillors were not asked to vote. The municipal officials therefore did not have the authority to proceed with the tender process or to award the contact to a service provider,” Fourie said.

AfriForum requested the Municipal Manager in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act to provide them with the bid documentation relating to the Hibuscus Coast Municipality parking management system

Mike Geiger, Treasurer of the AfriForum Margate branch, said that when he questioned the word “proposed” on the Municipality’s pamphlet at the public meeting held in Margate, the municipal official answered that it has been decided to implement and “proposed” means some changes here and there maybe.

“At this stage AfriForum does not wish to litigate this matter, and thus requests the Municipality to provide us with information that will bring us to a different conclusion,” Fourie said.

Stop the implementation of the Hibiscus Coast Municipality’s Parking Management System. Join AfriForum by sending an SMS with “Margate” to 31336. 50c/SMS.

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