Maimane promises to bring change to Itsoseng community
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 18:18:26
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says the process of allocating houses must be transparent. He said this during his visit to Itsoseng Informal Settlement, west of Johannesburg.
Maimane says a proper housing list process is needed in order to effectively address the housing problem in Gauteng, adding that housing projects are left unfinished in a number of communities.
The DA leader also promised residents of Itsoseng that if his party wins the upcoming local government elections, he’ll bring real change in their area.
Maimane says residents told him of their hardships related to the non-delivery of essential services, such as water and electricity. He says people should have tittle deeds to restore their dignity.
“We must ensure that in the planning cycle, we must have an appropriate list of process to make sure we know who is going to have these houses allocated. It must be transparent, the community must know who is going to have the house.”
DA’s mayoral candidate for the city of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, says he has so far visited several communities around city, and found that many people are without houses.
Mashaba says, “Our Government cannot immediately be able to provide housing but at least you can give them dignity. Give them those stands. Give them immediately tittle deeds. When they build, whatever they build residents knows this is my site.
Maimane says the ruling party has failed the community of Itsoseng Informal settlement.