ISSUED BY TOMMY ABRAHAMS, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON FOR TRANSPORT
decision of the Golden Arrow Foundation to suspend forthwith all support to
community-based organisations, is regrettable and unfortunate. This support
usually takes the form of subsidised transport.
Aside from the abandonment of at least 12 projects, Golden Arrow has balefully
also suspended al subsidised bus transport to rallies on Youth Day (Friday 16
The conclusion one cannot help but arrive at is that Golden Arrow, a government
subsidised bus company, has decided to punish the youth and the affected
community organisations for the failures of Government.
It is highly unacceptable that a business, whose revenue is derived from a
service to the people, should withdraw assistance to those very people, when
such assistance should be given as a matter of social conscience.
The UDM urges Golden Arrow to review its decision and further calls on the
Western Cape Government to do everything possible to resolve the transport
problems that are rippling out into all areas of community life.
Tommy Abrahams, MP
UDM Spokesperson for Transport
13 June 2000