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1999

UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE

BRING DOWN THE FUEL PRICE

STATEMENT ISSUED BY ROELF MEYER as UDM DEPUTY PRESIDENT

 The UDM challenges government to cut the fuel price by 30 cents a litre by abolishing the tax on fuel.  Tomorrow’s rise of the fuel price is a clear indication of how out of touch the ANC government is with the desperate circumstances of its people.  The increased fuel price will most affect those who can afford it the least.  In our election manifesto, we clearly state that when the UDM becomes government, we will abolish the tax on fuel immediately.  Commuters, who have to travel long distances to and from their workplace because of Apartheid zoning regulations, will benefit most from such an action.  It will put R4 billion back into the pockets of the commuters and improve their immediate circumstances.

The loss in state income that will result from this tax cut can be recovered through an enhanced low ad-valorum rate of 0.05% levy on all banking transactions.

Enquiry:
Mr Roelf Meyer
UDM Deputy President

or

Ms Annelizé van Wyk
Acting National Secretary

4 May 1999

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