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MEDIA STATEMENT  04 JUNE 2020 – THURSDAY

RURAL HOUSING PROJECT BENEFITS MORE THAN 700 FAMILIES AT UMZIMVUBU


On the 4th June 2020, the Eastern Cape MEC for Human Settlements, Nonkqubela Pieters, handed over 24 houses in Mount Ayliff earlier today. This is part of the 'Rhode 1000 Rural Housing Project' that has seen a sum of 736 households being completed in the area.

Umzimvubu Mayor, Cllr Sobane Mnukwa accompanied the MEC during the ceremonious handover and encouraged local residents to safe guard their newly built structures. "As our country continues to observe the COVID-19 nation-wide lockdown, we remain committed in serving our local residents within Umzimvubu." said Umzimvubu Mayor.

"This is one of many initiatives that we will embark on to ensure that we implement the local citizenry mandate. I urge all beneficiaries to embrace and safe guard their new homes." concluded Mayor Mnukwa.

A local beneficiary, Nonzwakazi Nyembezi, expressed excitement when she received keys to her new home. "I am happy with what government has done for me today. I really hope that more villagers will get to experience my happiness" she concluded. More households are expected to be completed during the course of the upcoming 2020/2021 Financial Year.
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For any enquiries or information kindly contact:

Mrs Nokhanyo Zembe
HOD: Communications and SPU
Umzimvubu Local Municipality
Zembe.Nokhanyo@umzimvubu.gov.za
039 255 8508 / 072 091 3952