The Opposition to Urban
Tolling Alliance has expressed its disappointment at the new e-toll
On Wednesday Deputy President
Cyril Ramaphosa announced that e-toll payments will be linked to the renewing of
Ramaphosa while briefing the
media on Wednesday said the implementation of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement
Project has hugely benefited the economy and people of Gauteng.
Outa’s Wayne Duvenage said the
reality is that the e-tolling collection costs have not reduced, the inefficiencies
of the system and the conditions are still in place, and there is debt of about
R7 billion that we have calculated in the construction costs that have not been
Duvenage said nothing has
changed and we continue to advocate society to be strong on this matter and to
do what they have done and that is to collapse the system.
Meanwhile Zwelinzima Vavi in a
statement said government continues to overlook the fact that the campaign
against e-tolls was never just in opposition to the amount being tolled but the
principle of turning a basic public service into a commodity.
Vavi added that the e-toll
system is clearly collapsing.
“We are asking government to
go back to the drawing board and to scrap e-tolls and to introduce the system
of getting these things paid through the fuel levy” Vavi added.
Labels: Opposition to e-tolls continues