Municipality wins two awards

2017-10-05 06:01

THE Ray Nkonyeni Municipality (RNM) won two provincial Govan­ Mbeki Awards in the Best Accredited Municipality Level 1 category, as well as in the Best Rural Housing Project category.

The awards were held at the Greyville Conference Centre in Durban recently.

This was announced at a council meeting on Tuesday at the municipal council chambers.

It was the fifth time the municipality has won the rural housing award.

According to a statement by the municipality, RNM won the accolade for rural housing because it applied new enhancement norms and standards as set by the provincial Department of Human Settlement.

“The KwaNdwalane Rural Housing, which was a project bench- marked for adjudication, won because the project highlighted new and unique features compared to previous housing projects undertaken by the municipality in this competition, said council speaker Doctor Njoko.

Municipal manager Maxwell Mbili said previously the municipality won the Best Accredited Municipality Level 1 category twice at national level and has won it every year at provincial level since 2012.

“The municipality can also indicate that this accreditation means the municipality is afforded a special delegation in terms of the Housing Act 107 of 1997, which permits the municipality to perform certain functions that are of provincial and national competence with regards to housing matters.”

RNM is will compete in the national awards to be held in Port Elizabeth in November.

Municipal councillors congratulated the municipality on winning.

- Supplied

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