Date: 2021-10-04 05:17:08
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
16 SEPTEMBER 2020
Mayor Kaunda Hands Over 21 Houses In Molweni
EThekwini Municipality’s commitment to restoring dignity through decent shelter was once again highlighted on 16 September when Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda handed over 21 houses to residents of ward 9 in Lower Molweni, west of Durban.
The Mayor was accompanied by the Chairperson of Human Settlements and Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Thanduxolo Sabelo, Deputy Chair Councillor Musa Mkhize and ward 9 Councillor Simphiwe Mncube.
The houses, 16 of which are newly built and five renovated after being damaged by storms, form part of the Lower Molweni Rural Housing Project which is set to yield 493 units and is expected to be complete in 2021.
Mayor Kaunda said the handover demonstrates that eThekwini Municipality is indeed delivering on its commitment to providing decent shelter.
He warned beneficiaries against selling the houses as they are the way to ensure that their future generations have ownership of land and property.
“The handing over of these houses demonstrate that we are a government that delivers to its commitments. As the municipality, we are going to bring other programmes in the area that will enable to community to participate in the economy and create jobs,” said Mayor Kaunda.
Councillor Sabelo said the handover is a significant way of showing that development is not just talked about, but residents are witnessing it for themselves.
“As we have been saying, time for talk is over. We are hard at work and we will not rest until we deliver services to all our residents,” said Councillor Sabelo.
Nonceba Cele, 72, who is one of the beneficiaries of the 21 houses could not contain her joy when she was given keys for the house.
“We are delighted that government has kept its commitment. We want to thank our councilor who kept us up to date about the progress of this project. Even if there were challenges, he would convene meetings and communicate those to us, said Cele.
Ward Councillor Mncube said there are several other development projects, including the Kwadinabakubo Phase 2 Project, the Ngcolosi Housing Project and the R293 Project, that are set to be implemented soon that will improve the lives of this community for the better.
Issued by the Communications Office. For more information, kindly contact Mayoral Spokesperson Mluleki Mntungwa on 060 974 1140