WHETHER you approve of the developments carried out by the MBDA or not, the fact is the municipality has neither the will nor the capacity to maintain the completed projects. Two cases in point are the lighting on Govan Mbeki Avenue between Russell Road and Whites Road, and the severe lack of parking for customers.
On this stretch of Govan Mbeki only 16 out of 58 lights are burning. Shoppers, workers and students living in the area feel threatened by the poorly lit street.
Parking is limited and despite traffic officials patrolling the area daily, they fail to enforce the 30-minute time restriction.
Vehicles remain parked for the entire day, deterring potential customers from visiting the area.
The municipality needs to back the MBDA so that its vision can become a reality.
John Brown, Port Elizabeth