04 April 2014.
The IFP calls on all provincial departments of
human settlements to conduct a housing audit, in order to
determine the current backlogs and identify housing projects
that remain unfinished. Many housing projects remain incomplete,
despite having commenced a number of years ago.
“Residents of Disaneng, near Mahikeng in the
North West, are living in fear of thugs who lurk between rows of
unfinished RDP houses; these houses have also been turned into
slaughterhouses by livestock thieves. The contractor abandoned
the project five years ago, claiming that the government had
failed to pay him” said IFP spokesperson on human settlements,
Mr Petros Sithole.
In addition, a forensic audit to determine how
much money is needed to complete RDP houses that were abandoned
by contractors is also necessary.
“It is imperative that both the national and
provincial departments of human settlements work together to
ensure that the audit is done so as to ensure that the
unfinished houses are completed. Action must be taken against
contractors who failed to fulfil their contracts – they not only
must pay back the money but also they should be banned from
working with the government” said Sithole
The IFP calls on the North West department of
human settlements to urgently appoint a qualified and
experienced contractor to rectify the situation as soon as the
audit is complete.
IFP Spokesperson on Human
Settlements, Mr Petros Sithole MP, 079 311 9995/ 082 743 1348
For media enquiries contact:
IFP Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani
Biyase, 073 024 5675