Thursday, October 12, 2017
4X4 BAN and the Mtubatuba IDP process.
It is thus time to take action and demand an answer from central government what they are doing to alleviate the serious economic losses caused by the 4x4 ban. This will be accomplished by taking the issue up at the Mtubatuba Local Municipality IDP structures and requesting that the various role
players come and explain their role in ensuring the failure of the domestic tourism sector within the Umkhanyakude district municipality, focusing on the Mtubatuba Local municipality, and the St. Lucia tourism node, which is the region that suffered the biggest losses with the local arts and crafts industry collapsing and disappearing .
The iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority is the government appointed body to look after the Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park World Heritage Site along the Elephant Coast of KZN South Africa. It is the duty of the IWPA or the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority to ensure that tourism associated with the use of our first world heritage site is equitable and reaches the majority of tourism stake holders within the area (Umkhanyakude District Municipality) The IWPA have failed miserably due to the implementation f the 4x4 ban which did not go down well with the domestic tourism market shedding more than 20 000 jobs, as per the last paragraph on page two of this document by KZN Tourism.
what to do and which way forward is now an issue that needs urgent attention from central government, with the question being