Keetmans Municipality to sort out incomplete NHE houses

20 Jun 2013 02:50
KEETMANSHOOP, 20 JUN (NAMPA) - The Keetmanshoop Municipality will start servicing 47 plots in the Kronlein residential area next month, including 14 plots on which National Housing Enterprise (NHE) houses were built.
The owners of the NHE houses, which were left without sewerage systems because the plots were not serviced, have been demanding answers since November 2012.
The 14 houses will be connected to the town's water and sewerage network, paving the way for the owners to finally occupy their homes.
The acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the municipality, Hermanus Losper confirmed this to Nampa on Thursday.
Losper said N.dollars 8,6 million of the 2013/2014 Targeted Intervention Programme for Employment and Economic Growth (TIPEEG) funds will be used to service the 47 plots.
He, however, stated that some of the funds will also be used to service plots in the Ileni informal settlement. Should there be any finds left over, council will use that to also service plots in Tseiblaagte.
The Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development (MRLGHRD) gave the municipality a year to complete the servicing of these plots, Losper said.
Former Regional and Local Government Minister Jerry Ekandjo last year handed over 36 of 50 houses built by NHE to beneficiaries in Keetmanshoop.
Of the 50 houses, those 14 were left incomplete due to the land not having been serviced.