OUTA’s surprised at ETC’s CEO d-day resignation
Clearly something is amiss and if Mr Yacoubi’s departure is not for personal/emergency reasons, this would indicate possible problems within the e-toll camp. Departures at an executive level do not happen at such short notice when the ship is sailing on a steady course, certainly not on the eve of the e-toll program launch, which is now almost three years behind its initial launch date.
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) has consistently stated that this specific e-toll project has been ill-conceived from the outset. It is grossly flawed and is certainly not the most practical solution to fund the Gauteng freeway upgrade. Until we know the facts, we can only assume that challenges and difficulties arising from the system’s inefficiencies may have played some part in Mr Yacoubi’s sudden departure.