Is Knysna Municipality paying R44,526 per year for DSTV?
According to the Spend Analysis for July and August, the Municipality paid R7,421 to Multichoice in July and August. Multiply that out for the year and you get that larger figure of R44,526.
Apparently, there are 5 decoders. I have no problem with the fire station having one but why do Grant Easton and Lauren Waring, who earn R1.4million annually, get DSTV? I don’t know who the other two are. It’s even possible that more people will get DSTV as the renovations have yet to be completed.
This figure is far higher when you add the flatscreen televisions that have been bought. No one is telling us how much they cost but one is alleged to have been more than R10 000.
Pledge Nature Reserve asked the Knysna Municipality to save them but was told that there’s no money. Of course, there’s no money – it was spent on fancy televisions and a TV guide. And let’s not forget all the furniture that they bought… and have yet to tell us what that included and what the final figure was.
Where are the politicians? Yet again, the damn Knysna DA failed us, the public, in their oversight role. Why should I have to fight so hard to get the truth for almost every issue involving our local Government? What the hell happened to that promise of transparency?
Whilst Waring watches The Kitchen Boss and The Brides of Beverly Hills, we’re losing our democracy. And we’d better hope that Easton isn’t getting tips from Forensic Detectives that may hamper our analysis of the budget when we’re eventually allowed into the building we own and hired them to run.
Yes, I called all you ratepayers suckers in my header because that’s what you are for allowing this bullshit to carry on for so long. Stop complaining and start demanding answers so that we can start fixing our lives. Every day you fail to act takes us closer to the point of no return. Start treating Knysna as your home – pleeease give her the attention she deserves!