DA's Trollip conducts oversight of Nelson Mandela Bay's failed IPTS

OCTOBER 14, 2015

The Democratic Alliance (DA) Eastern Cape leader and Nelson Mandela Bay Mayoral candidate in the 2016 Local Government Elections, Athol Trollip, is expected to conduct an oversight visit of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality failed Integrated Public Transport System (IPTS) in Markman, Motherwell.

About 60 buses were acquired in 2009 for an estimated R100 million as part of the IPTS, but six years on, the buses are gathering dust outside a fresh produce market in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth. The only time they were seen on the roads was during the 2010 soccer World Cup when the project was being piloted.

"The IPTS has cost the taxpayer over R1-billion and still not a single bus is on the road," the DA said.

"Trollip will present the DA's vision for a functional and comprehensive IPTS, modelled on successes elsewhere under DA governments."

He is expected to be joined by Ngqura Constituency Leader, Nqaba Bhanga MP, and DA Caucus Leader in Nelson Mandela Bay, Cllr Retief Odendaal.

In September, the DA in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality announced it opposed a proposal to sell off the buses.

FOLLOW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE IPTS SCANDAL BELOW:

AFRIFORUM PE 'VINDICATED' BY SUSPENSIONS OF NMB MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS

SELL OFF THE IPTS BUSES AND PAY BACK TAXPAYERS: AFRIFORUM PORT ELIZABETH

DA SAYS IT WILL OPPOSE '11TH HOUR' SELL-OFF OF IPTS BUSES

IPTS SCANDAL: JORDAAN SAYS DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST OFFICIALS ALREADY UNDERWAY

IPTS SCANDAL: AFRIFORUM PE DEMANDS NELSON MANDELA BAY METRO CANCELS R6.6 MILLION CONTRACT

NELSON MANDELA BAY MUNICIPALITY PAID R11 MILLION FOR A LAPTOP WITH IPTS SOFTWARE

IPTS SCANDAL: AFRIFORUM PE DEMANDS NELSON MANDELA BAY METRO CANCELS R6.6 MILLION CONTRACT