For a year, Knysna Tourism, the Knysna Tourism Board and the Knysna Municipality have refused to show details of Knysna Tourism’s budget. Not only is it the right of every Tourism member to know exactly who is getting what but the taxpayers right as well since R4 million of municipal money was allocated to Tourism last year.
I tried to get the truth because i believe truth matters. Tourism, instead of addressing the issues, tried to dismiss my queries by slandering my motivations. The lies i encountered led to the formation of www.knysnakeep.org where i’ve pursued many issues that the Mayor, councillors, SAPS and Tourism will not talk about.
Don’t give in to CEO Shaun van Eck and Tourism Chairman’s Mark Dixon’s propaganda machine. We, as a town, are facing an incredibly challenging period which will be with us for a long while. In all likelihood, life will get tougher. We have to be brave enough to get the truth. Until we know where we stand in the present, how can we work together towards our future? Until problems are admitted to, how can they be sorted? Start by asking for a detailed breakdown of all who’ve received money from Knysna Tourism the past 4 years. If there’s nothing to hide, why will they not show it? Is it possible that board members receive sponsorship from Tourism?
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