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Oudtshoorn gets new wheels to rollout services

Oudtshoorn, 12 December 2016 – Oudtshoorn Municipality has received first 20 of the 40 brand new vehicles that have been leased to roll out services faster and efficiently. The Executive Mayor, Aldm Colan Sylvester and some members of the Mayoral Committee visited the fleet management unit to receive the vehicles on Thursday, 8 December 2016.

“Receipt of these vehicles can only be good news for the community of the Greater Oudtshoorn since vehicles or transport is an essential tool of service delivery in a Municipality,” said Mayor Sylvester on receipt of the vehicles.

“We are currently bolstering our fleet management controls to prevent misuse of state’s vehicles by officials; we urge the public to help us manage these vehicles by reporting any misuse to the Municipality.”

The Municipality entered into a lease agreement of 40 vehicles for three years in replacement of 54 vehicles that the Municipality had leased with Avis. The tender processes had been followed by the book. The acquisition of the vehicles is a planned service within the ambit of the current budget and affordability of the Municipality. A budget of up to R 4.5 Million was allocated in this financial year for the lease of vehicles.