CentralSAMinister pledges to accelerate lingering housing issues in NC
─── KEKELETSO MOSEBETSI 15:39 Mon, 18 Oct 2021
The Minister of Human Settlements, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, pledged to accelerate lingering issues of houses and infrastructure in the Northern Cape.
This after Kubayi-Ngubane, flanked by Premier Zamani Saul and Sol Plaatje Municipal Mayor, Alderman Patrick Mabilo, on Monday handed out Lerato Park community rental units and title deeds. Kubayi-Ngubane acknowledged that people are still waiting for the government to respond to their housing issues and vowed to deliver services at a faster pace. She said that the government has built the rental units for those who do not qualify for RDP houses and also do not qualify for bonds, so that they can have places that they can afford and that they will be proud of.
“We're [doing this] for you to be able to have decent accommodation, which is beautiful, and well looked after as well. You can see the infrastructure as well is not poor quality, because President Cyril Ramaphosa said to us, when we house the nation, when we provide human settlements, we must do it in a manner that gives dignity to our people,” said Kubayi-Ngubane.
Following her recent visit to the Free State, where she expressed concern over incomplete projects and housing backlogs in the Mangaung Metro, she visited the Northern Cape.
Meanwhile, the Sol Plaatje Municipality reported that rental units form part of the government’s efforts to restore the dignity of people through the delivery of sustainable human settlements.