Housing project officially launched

2016-05-12 06:00
PHOTO: precious gumede HCM mayor Cllr Nomusa Mqwebu (second, left), and Siyabonga Mbili cut the ribbon to his house as Exco members look on.

PHOTO: precious gumede HCM mayor Cllr Nomusa Mqwebu (second, left), and Siyabonga Mbili cut the ribbon to his house as Exco members look on.

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AFTER years of waiting for the approval of the KwaMadlala Housing Project, on Tuesday Hibiscus Coast Municipality Exco members, councillors, the community and the construction company officially handed over a house to one of the 1 000 beneficiaries, Siyabonga Mbili (24) of Ward 14.

Inkosi Madlala of KwaMadlala tribal house said he was happy to see that after much struggle the project has been passed.

“Today we see the development has come to us, however, we can’t ignore the fact that it took a lot of sweat and pestering from our side for it to happen.”

He said at some point they thought they were a forgotten community as other areas on the Hibiscus Coast had already benefitted from the housing programme.

Madlala said he apologises to stakeholders, who might have been negatively effected in the process of applications for the project, as many issues arose before implementation.

HCM mayor Cllr Nomusa Mqwebu assured the community that more houses will be built after the first 1000. She said all that is needed is patience.

Mqwebu said R126 954 730 has been allocated for the project and with the first house being completed, the 999 remaining houses will be completed in the next 40 months.

Beneficiary Siyabonga Mbili said he was speechless.

“I am very happy to be the first person to benefit from this project, I am out of words.”

After the house was officially handed over to Mbili the constructor donated food parcels to him as a welcoming gift.

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