Speaker pleads for cooperation in housing project
UMHLATHUZE Municipality Speaker Silondile Mkhize has pleaded with all stakeholders involved in the city’s housing development project to ensure the project is completed without problems or delays.
He raised the issue at the signing of the ‘Social Compact Agreement’ for Empangeni’s mega housing project (10 000 housing units) and Dumisani Makhaye Village’s phases 6 and 8 at the Ngwelezana library.
The multi-billion rand housing project, which was launched officially two weeks ago, is the biggest in the city thus far.
Infraserv and Waterstone Country Estate have been appointed as implementing agents.
According to Mkhize, the signing of the cooperation agreement was key to the success of the project, as it clearly defines the roles and responsibilities of each member in the committee.
‘We are happy that all the wards are represented. We will rely on all our committee members to provide leadership if information is to be disseminated to local communities.
‘Today’s ceremony reaffirms our commitment as a city to deliver basic services to our people. We are a city at work and we are addressing the housing backlogs.’