OUTA’s surprised at ETC’s CEO d-day resignation

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) is surprised at the sudden departure of Salahdin Yacoubi, the CEO of the Electronic Tolling Company (ETC) appointed by SANRAL to manage Gauteng’s e-toll collections process.

01/11/2013 11:06:43

OUTA’s surprised at ETC’s CEO d-day resignation

Clearly something is amiss and if Mr Yacoubi’s departure is not for personal/emergency reasons, this would indicate possible problems within the e-toll camp. Departures at an executive level do not happen at such short notice when the ship is sailing on a steady course, certainly not on the eve of the e-toll program launch, which is now almost three years behind its initial launch date.

OUTA has consistently stated that this specific e-toll project has been ill-conceived from the outset. It is grossly flawed and is certainly not the most practical solution to fund the Gauteng freeway upgrade. Until we know the facts, we can only assume that challenges and difficulties arising from the system’s inefficiencies may have played some part in Mr Yacoubi’s sudden departure.

OUTA is a proudly South African civil action organisation, that is purely crowd funded. Our work is supported by ordinary citizens who are passionate about holding government accountable and ensuring our taxes are used to the benefit of all South Africans.