MEC: lack of bulk works stalls housing

2011-03-28 00:00

A STUMBLING block in providing houses in the Msunduzi and Edendale areas is the lack of bulk works infrastructure, such as sanitation, water and roads, all of which fall outside the mandate and competence of her department, said the MEC for Human Settlements and Public Works, Maggie Govender.

The MEC made this statement when she handed over 107 title deeds to residents in Copesville on Saturday at the Copesville Revival Church.

Govender said her department is committed to delivering quality human settlements. “We want to make sure that we use public money in the best possible way to ensure that our people get the best service from government.”

She said her department aims to get rid of slums and provide houses of good quality that are built close to transport, schools, clinics and other social amenities like sports fields.

Her department has so far built 500 000 houses with over 600 housing projects in progress all over the province, Govender added.

The projects cover rental housing, rural housing projects, social housing, hostels and low-income housing.

The MEC will announce developments for Msunduzi during her budget speech on Friday.


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