16 December 2020 - NW3073
Mokgotho, Ms SM to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation
With regard to the community of Ward 12 in the Moses Kotane Local Municipality, North West, who have been promised houses since 2005, and the fact that the specified municipality brought bricks and crusher to more than 50 houses at Lotwane, Niniva, Selosesha and Stateng sections in order to build Reconstruction and Development Programme houses, yet to date the municipality has not built those houses, what actions has she taken to ensure that the specified communities have houses?
The North West Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs has indicated that the village is known as Ramokokastad which is located in Ward 12 in the area of jurisdiction of the Moses Kotane Local Municipality. Initially, the Peoples Housing Programme project consisted of 200 housing units of which 145 houses were constructed during 2004. In 2005, the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) required all home builders to enrol building projects and therefore the project was stopped to enable the developers to meet the requirements. However, the developers failed to register as required by the NHBRC and the project was thus not completed.
In June 2019, the Provincial Department appointed a developer to unblock the project and to construct the remaining 55 houses. To date, 52 houses have been completed and the remaining 3 houses are at completion stage of which the installation of ceilings, painting and the clearing of rubble are in progress.