Potholes have become the symbol for Knysna’s failing infrastructure and citizen worry that our town’s finances are in trouble.
The DA blames the problem of failing infrastructure on the previous ANC government. but the reality is that both administrations are to blame. High salaries, cronyism and spending on luxuries such as expensive furniture have created the prediction that Knysna will be R1billion short on roads, pipes etc. over the next 15 years.
This means that Knysna will continue to fall apart.
Knysna is water short yet we have costly desalination & reverse osmosis plants that aren’t being used, only repaired with millions annually. The financial year has started with the Knysna Municipality taking a R15million loan, putting a R15million property on sale and finding itself with a R6.6million shortage for emergency repairs.
There are tough times ahead but where there are citizens of action there is hope too. We need the whole picture. We need the truth. Love Knysna through demanding answers that lead to your participation in their solution. This is your town, your responsibility too!
Contact Louisa Hart, the Chairperson of the Planning, Development & Infrastructure Committee with your queries:
- 044 343 2209