02 December 2016 - NW2585
Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport
(1)Whether any income generated by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) was transferred to the National Revenue Fund via her department since 1 April 2007, in line with the National Treasury’s 2007 Practice Note; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what amount of income generated by the RTMC was transferred to the National Revenue Fund during the specified period; (2) whether any income from transaction fees paid by the RTMC to the National Revenue Fund were claimed back by (a) her department and/or (b) the RTMC since1 April 2007; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether any decision was taken at any stage to stop the transfer of income generated by the RTMC to the National Revenue Fund, contrary to the specified Practice Note, in order to assist the Electronic National Traffic Information System to become self-funded; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) why, (b) what are the relevant details and (c) what steps has the RTMC taken to rectify the situation; (4) howwill the budget allocation of the RTMC in the 2016-17 financial year be affected by the payment to Tasima as per the court order and the undertaking in her department’s 2015-16 annual report that the RTMC is to reimburse her department for having made this payment?
1. The matter relating to transferring of the income generated by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) to the revenue fund was laid to rest by the FFC resolution. We attached the FFC resolution for ease of reference.
2. The RTMC is a creature of statute and any monies generated and or income made by the corporation is regulated by the act that established the Corporation. It is therefore prudent to consider the resolution of the FFC as attached above.
3. The FFC resolution attached offer an explanation in relation to these matters.
4. The payment to Tasima post 2012 was per the various court orders against the department and no court order was ever made against the RTMC for the payment of theeNaTIS to the Tasima. Therefore there could be no legal ground or basis on which RTMC can be made to reimburse the monies paid.