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DA to visit residents waiting for incomplete housing projects in Emfuleni

Today, Monday 3 May 2021, DA Gauteng Leader and DA Gauteng Human Settlements and COGTA Spokesperson, Solly Msimanga MPL; DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Human Settlements and COGTA, Mervyn Cirota MPL; DA Sedibeng Caucus Leader, Cllr Phil Gomes and DA Sedibeng Chief Whip, Cllr Daddy Mollo, will visit residents at the incomplete housing projects at the Kwa-Masiza hostel community residential units and the Boiketlong incomplete housing project in Emfuleni Local Municipality.

For far too long our people have been without adequate housing and have been forced to leave in inhuman conditions hence the DA provincial leadership will be visiting the area.

The Emfuleni Local Municipality has spent at least R46 million in the 2012/13 financial year to convert the Kwa- Masiza hostel in Sebokeng into community residential units yet there is nothing to show for the money spent as the project is still incomplete.

The contractors and the security services abandoned the site in 2019 due to non-payment and now the site is more likely to become a target for illegal occupants and vandalism.

The Boiketlong housing project which is part of the Gauteng Mega Housing Project was meant to build 7000 housing units and has been left incomplete with only 72 housing units that have been completed and allocated.

The DA will assess the status quo of these projects and ascertain the reasons why they have been left incomplete as residents of this province are desperate for housing and have been waiting for years for government to deliver.

The DA will also engage with the suffering community and the residents who have been allocated the 72 housing units in Boiketlong to ascertain whether they are the rightful beneficiaries. We will also engage with the residents of Beverly Hills phase 5 in Evaton West with regards to the issue of an open space that has been illegally invaded resulting in the establishment of a new informal settlement in the area.

Where DA governs, we ensure that we deliver dignified housing to our people and that housing projects are completed on time and within the allocated budget.

Members of the media are invited, and there will be an opportunity for interviews and photographs.

Details of the oversight inspection is as follows:

Date: Monday, 3 May 2021

Oversight One

Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Location: Kwa-Masiza hostel community residential units

Address: 3018 Chalane street, Kwa- Masiza hostel, Sebokeng.

Oversight Two

Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Boiketlong housing project

Source: DA Media

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