SA: Parties want answers for eNaTIS failure

source: IOL

May 18 2007 at 04:57PM

Opposition parties on Friday have demanded answers on the troubled eNaTIS traffic system, following allegations the Auditor-General (AG) has warned of problems before the system was introduced.

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) said it had urgently tabled questions in Parliament to Transport Minister Jeff Radebe, following media reports that revealed that the AG warned the government in December about shortcomings in eNaTIS, said MP Koos van der Merwe, the IFP’s Chief Whip.

“We have been keeping a close eye on the crisis that has unfolded over the past four weeks relating to eNaTIS – South Africa’s upgraded transport information system – that has cost government and the tax payer a staggering R408- million,” said Van der Merwe.

“The IFP is alarmed by reports that minister Radebe had been warned by the auditor-general that the system was doomed for failure. In fact, the auditor-general stated in his final report [continue reading]

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