Friday, January 20, 2006

Cape fire buget cut

The City of Cape Town's fire services budget is to be cut again after being slashed by more than half last year.And the "desperate" staff shortage is expected to become worse. The service's R120-million budget was slashed to R52-million in June and it is set to be cut by R10-million more.

It's decreasing mainly to fund the N2 Gateway Project. Money promised by the provincial government hasn't been received yet - that's why they're cutting back," said David Sasman, a councillor on the city council's safety and security committee. Cape Times

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