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31 JANUARY 2022
EASTERN CAPE PREMIER LUBABALO OSCAR MABUYANE TO HANDOVER HOUSES TO DESTITUTE GQEBERHA FAMILIES, WILL ALSO UNDERTAKE WEEK-LONG WORKING VISIT IN NELSON MANDELA BAY METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY REGION
Eastern Cape Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane together with Human Settlements MEC Nonceba Kontsiwe will on Wednesday 2 February 2022, officially handover houses to six destitute families, whose plight was identified during a presidential visit in Gqeberha last year.
The handover will also see 85 title deeds handed over to low-cost housing homeowners.
One of the beneficiaries that needed urgent assistance include 97-year-old Nosesi Majiki from Veeplaas who is currently living with her daughter and three (3) grandchildren in a temporary shelter provided by the municipality. This intervention is to assist poverty stricken families faced with several housing challenges including homelessness.
The other beneficiaries were faced with evictions after they lost their jobs and could not repay bonds in Motherwell. They form part of the Hlano Project which is the intervention by government to assist the destitute families by providing a subsidy to help pay housing loans and confirm homeownership.
Details of the handover:
Date: Wednesday 02 February 2022
Venue: S16128 Tongilanga Street Veeplaas , Gqeberha
As part of the nearly week-long visit in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (NMBMM), Premier Mabuyane will also be undertaking other engagements as follows;
Wednesday, 2 February 2022
- 08h00: SALGA Provincial Conference, Boardwalk Convention Centre
- 12h00: Handover of Houses, Veeplaas – Gqeberha
- 16h00: Media Briefing, Provincial Launch of Census 2022, City Hall,
Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality Gqeberha
Thursday, 3 February 2022:
- 08h00: Newell High School Visit, New Brighton, Gqeberha
- 11h00: Meeting with British High Commissioner, Gqeberha
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