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“ANC leading NMB down a road to nowhere” - Trollip

“ANC leading NMB down a road to nowhere” - Trollip

Democratic Alliance (DA) Eastern Cape leader Athol Trollip has accused the African National Congress (ANC) in Nelson Mandela Bay of failing to address the Metro’s escalating infrastructure crisis, regarding road conditions.

Speaking in a statement, Trollip said the ruling party has given up on proper service delivery after revealing the presence of an unfished road below the William Moffett Expressway, which he described as the road to nowhere.

“(This) is a sad monument to ANC government failure with zero vision and foresight to complete projects,” Trollip said.

“What we see at the road to nowhere is a government that over the years hasn’t cared enough to plan for the future. Nelson Mandela Bay has been brought to its knees by ad-hoc governance where the ANC puts band-aids over crises, ignores practical solutions and doesn’t plan ahead”.

He also added that a large of number of roads were becoming dangerous to travel on due to widening potholes, while numerous improvement projects have been left abandoned.

“A forward thinking city must address the challenges of our society proactively, innovatively and sustainably. The road to nowhere represents the very opposite of a forward thinking city, and shows that the ANC has given up on Nelson Mandela Bay,” he said.

The party is expected to launch its Safe City campaign at the Gelvendale Sports Centre this coming Sunday, with attendance from party leader Mmusi Maimane and Cape Town Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille.