As we fast approach the silly season in gorgeous Plettenberg Bay, the residents, business owners and public at large will be placed under greater pressure to deliver quality services, especially to those thousands of visitors descending on our little town wanting to gulp down a taste of paradise on earth…Plettenberg Bay. Although SATSA’s figures show an 8% year to date decline in tourism bookings across the country. A figure our honourable Mr Hanekom will verdantly argue against, this may prove to be a blessing in disguise as we know in times of depression…people love to go on holiday, drink , gamble and so much more.
How prepared are we, but more importantly how prepared are our council?
This is a question many hardworking, tax paying residents of Plettenberg Bay are discussing openly and considering the recent attempted Plett Tourism capture, Cemair’s license being revoked, no lifesavers and of course the BITOUFast&Furious16 earning 18 million plus a year combined…its with good reason that the residents are wondering what’s next and will we be let down again over a critical time during our high season.
Well it looks like the days of corrupt, incompetent, totally unqualified, uncaring money grabbing municipal officials are coming to an end. With one of the highest public servant ratios in the world vs the lowest key performance outcomes it’s a recipe for ongoing financial cause.
Well, there is light at the end of the tunnel as residents and ratepayers are forcing councils via the legal system to hand over the very services they are supposed to deliver to the public.
The question we need to ask ourselves is how long are we, the people of Plettenberg Bay, going to wait before it’s too late?
When is enough, enough and when are we going to stand together under a unified Plettenberg Ratepayers Association and make our message clear. We can and will manage our own affairs under laws governed by our constitution, if council fail to deliver on vital services.