Nelson Mandela Bay’s new DA executive mayor Athol Trollip has issued an instruction prohibiting all business and first class domestic air travel for city officials and public representatives.
Trollip said on Sunday that under previous administrations‚ an excessive amount of money had been spent on luxurious travel instead of on service delivery and that those days were now over.
“On occasion‚ it is necessary for officials and public representatives to travel in order to learn best practice for service delivery from other municipalities. From now on‚ this travel will be in Economy Class.
“Furthermore‚ travel arrangements will be coordinated well in advance so as to secure the lowest possible fares. This will be negotiated with our current service providers‚” Trollip instructed metro officials and public representatives.
“This government has made a promise to endeavour to secure R100 million in savings in our first 100 days‚ so that this can be redirected towards improving service delivery and growing the economy to create jobs.
“We are well on our way to achieving this‚” he added.