It is unknown when the Bedfordview Licencing Department will reopen for business.
This follows the closure of the office yesterday, August 27, as a result of no printer cartridges available at the office.
City of Ekurhuleni (CoE) spokesperson Themba Gadebe confirmed to the NEWS that the city has introduced a new system of handling procurement at its Central Procurement Office.
“The purchase order was issued yesterday, August 27 and once delivery is done, the centre will operate as normal,” said Gadebe.
He said that the company that was chosen to supply cartridges at Bedfordview Licensing Department was not on the database of suppliers, adding to delays in obtaining the cartridges.
Gadebe also confirmed that the drive-through service was closed due to the printer having no cartridges.
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He said that the City’s Central Procurement Office is new and it is expected that the teething problems will soon be a thing of the past.
“We would like to extend an apology to the public for the inconvenience caused,” said Gadebe.