North West MEC for Human Settlements, Public Safety and Liaison, Nono Maloyi, has called on beneficiaries of low-cost houses to treasure their RDP houses and turn them into homes that their families will enjoy for generations.
Maloyi told the beneficiaries in Makwassie that the house was not free - government had spent thousands of rands in order for legible beneficiaries to have a habitable shelter with basic amenities.
"Look after it, give it a value and turn it into a home for your family. My department will continue to strive to create human settlements where people can ledger, pray, play and most importantly learn.
"We will further continue to ensure quality in the houses that we build. By so doing we will be ensuring that owners have pride and honour of occupying these beautiful houses and call them homes," Maloyi said.
He added that his department would continue to engage municipalities in encouraging beneficiaries to occupy their houses upon completion to avoid them being vandalised.
He further encouraged the beneficiaries to have vegetable garden, grass and most importantly to avoid illegal connections of electricity.
Maloyi was speaking at a housing consumer education campaign where beneficiaries and applicants were advised on the process of applying for houses and advised to always make a follow up with regards to the status of their application and fill correct details to avoid delays in the approval.
SAnews.gov.za SAnews.gov.za is a South African government news service, published by the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). SAnews.gov.za (formerly BuaNews) was established to provide quick and easy access to articles and feature stories aimed at keeping the public informed about the implementation of government mandates. Go to: http://www.sanews.gov.za
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This Message Board accepts no liability of legal consequences that arise from the Message Boards (e.g. defamation, slander, or other such crimes). All posted messages are the sole property of their respective authors. The maintainer does retain the right to remove any message posts for whatever reasons. People that post messages to this forum are not to libel/slander nor in any other way depict a company, entity, individual(s), or service in a false light; should they do so, the legal consequences are theirs alone. Bizcommunity.com will disclose authors' IP addresses to authorities if compelled to do so by a court of law.