R1bn budget for military veterans’ houses – Sisulu

2014-10-07 06:00

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says her department will spend close to R1 billion to deal with the backlog of housing for about 6000 military veterans.

“Today we launch our dedicated programme that we announced in the budget speech to provide military veterans with decent accommodation,” said Sisulu yesterday.

The department wanted each veteran to have a house in the next three years. The eldest members would be first on the list.

The defence and military veterans ministry would assist the veterans with regard to their medical needs and re-integrating them into the economy through skills training.

The human settlements department was currently building three houses for Gauteng’s eldest veterans, one of whom was 87.

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