Saturday, June 21, 2008

Housing Hand over to take place in Phillippi

By Henry Booysen
21 June 2008

On Saturday 21 June MEC for Local Government and Housing MEC Qubudile Richard Dyanti will be doing a housing hand over in Phillippi.

The housing hand over comes into effect because in 2001 floods affected the informal settlements in Phillippi.

According to spokesperson for Local Government and Housing Vusi Tshoshe people were placed in temporary accommodation. The department in 2003 had procured from Norwich/Fedsure Investments so infrastructure may be put up by the City of Cape Town so that the affected communities may be accommodated.

“The project will consist of 1137 houses that will accommodate beneficiaries from the areas of Kosovo, Sweet Home and Phola Park. The project is divided into two phases. Phase 1 consists of 250 houses and will be completed in the current financial year. Phase 2 consist of 887 houses that will be implemented under the new financial year subsidy quantam,” says Tshoshe.

He elaborated that the project had suffered difficulty as beneficiaries from other areas also wanted to qualify for houses in Phillippi Park.

The housing hand over will take place at 12pm at the Phillippi Sports Complex, Sherfield Road, Phillippi.


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