No clear skies for Wonderboom Airport as their wheelchair compliancy and mothballed infrastructure lands them in more hot water.
A lift imported from Sweden and worth almost R5 million, which was supposed to make Tshwane’s Wonderboom National Airport wheelchair compliant has been in storage since 2017 because of supply chain mismanagement. Storage costs alone are now running at R60,000-plus.
In a recent scathing report by the oversight committee for roads and transport in Tshwane Metro, NTV Multi-purpose Contract CC was said to have been paid R3m in advance but never installed the lift. The committee found lapses in governance, supply chain maladministration and irregular expenditure at Wonderboom.