Successful audit for RTMC

A bigger budget from treasury has helped the corporation from bankruptcy.

Acting RTMC chief executive Collins Letsoalo. Picture: EWN

PRETORIA - With an unqualified audit and a budget which has more than tripled, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has recommitted itself to monitoring and managing the country's roads.

The corporation's acting chief executive, Collins Letsoalo, addressed the media on Monday in Pretoria, where he announced they had achieved an unqualified audit for a second consecutive year.

Letsoalo says in the last year a turnaround strategy has brought the corporation from bankruptcy, to a surplus of more than R200 million.

A bigger budget from Treasury has also helped. Letsoalo said the corporation's budget grew "from R80 million to just above R500 million."

A fleet of 50 new cars has been deployed to the roads.

"They are high performance vehicles and there are also ones that are equipped with high-end technology."

The traffic intervention unit works closely with local traffic law enforcement agencies.

RTMC ENFORCING ROAD RULES

Meanwhile, the RTMC said law enforcement on the roads would be intensified through its National Traffic Intervention Unit.

Letsoalo said they've acquired a new fleet of high performance and specialist vehicles.

The new cars would help them better tackle various problems on the roads, he said.

He said after returning its vehicles to the South African National Roads Agency Limited last year because of financial difficulties, the corporation implemented a turnaround strategy, allowing them to buy 50 new patrol cars.