Did Kouga Municipality keep it quiet anticipating objections?
Interesting that the slipway at Grannies Pool has been shut down without notice or reason. It seems the Kouga Municipality has purposely kept this quiet with no press release on their website nor distributed to the media other than the Kouga Express who do seem to be at the top of their list for press releases.
The following was published in the Express last week
“KOUGA Municipality is in the process of re-registering two boat launching sites for the public.
Community Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson said that a recent audit, conducted by the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT), revealed that the previous municipal leadership had failed to ensure that Kouga’s boat launching sites comply with the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act 24 of 2008.
“Among the concerns were that there are no ablution facilities or access control at the existing sites. We also suspect that the sites are being used for illegal activities such as poaching,” he said.
He said the municipality was addressing the concerns as a matter of urgency.
“No comments or objections were received. We are, therefore, now in the process of registering and promulgating these two sites in the Provincial Government Gazette,” Benson explained.
Difficult to object if nobody knows about it.