The Citrus Growers’ Association has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to deliver on his promise to address issues of corruption, inefficiencies and staffing at the Port of Durban.
He told a Durban Chamber of Commerce business meeting in October last year that Transnet executives would be summonsed to regular monthly meetings and be held accountable for port operations following a slew of complaints from the transport industry.
But congested ports remain a major concern for import and export industry bodies - and the Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) now want answers. They have called on President Ramaphosa to provide an update on government’s efforts to address ongoing challenges at the country’s ports in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) later today.
With congestion SA ports costing the country millions of rands, CGA has urged President Ramaphosa “to use his Sona as an opportunity to provide an update on his engagements with Transnet executives and to present constructive solutions to overcome the challenges at the country’s ports”.