Impoverished families to get houses

2016-07-29 06:00
 Photo: supplied Qondeni Ngcongo in the hut she calls home.

Photo: supplied Qondeni Ngcongo in the hut she calls home.

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TWO impoverished families in Ward 10 in Ixopo touched Ubuhlebezwe Municipal Mayor Zamo Nxumalo’s heart, who promised to build houses for them.

On Tuesday Nxumalo and municipal officials visited the families in line with Mandela Day activities and promised to build them houses.
Qondeni Ngcongo has been living in a hut for many years, and a family of 14 children desperately needed a decent place to live in.

The municipality and Standard Bank took it upon themselves to give back to the community of Ward 10 by helping the poor.

Nxumalo said the only reason he got into politics was to influence development in communities and make sure there was no difference between urban and rural communities.

“As a person coming from a poor background, I am disturbed when I see some members of the community suffering and experiencing worse than what I experienced growing up.

“This initiative of helping the poor will change many lives,” said Nxumalo.

He urged communities to play a key role in fighting poverty, joblessness and other challenges, including crime.

“This is why we support those abiding by the Sukumasakhe programme - doing it for themselves without waiting for government - where we approach businesses and NGOs to join forces.”

The houses are expected to be complete by the end of August. A sod-tuning was done as a sign of the start of the project. - Supplied.

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