Construction of rural housing units progressing well

The construction of 158 housing units allocated to the rural areas of Musina is currently underway. These pictures were taken at Tanda villageThe construction of 158 housing units allocated to the rural areas of Musina is currently underway. These pictures were taken at Tanda village

The construction of 158 housing units allocated to the rural areas of Musina by the Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (Coghsta) is currently underway.

The houses are spread in villages like Malale, Madimbo, Domboni, Tanda, Tshikhudini, Tshitanzhe, Bale, Maramanzhi, Musunda, Tshiungani, Matshena, Mbodi, Tshenzhelani and Bileni.

The Communications Manager of Musina Municipality, Wilson Dzebu, said the right to adequate housing is one of the most important basic human rights. “It speaks to the restoration of dignity to the millions of South Africans who have been marginalized for centuries and who still suffer from the legacy of apartheid’s selective development. This is really a great step towards bringing a better life for all since all the beneficiaries have never owned a house before. There is nothing more fulfilling than when a government puts a smile on an ordinary citizens’ face. It is for this reason that we can proudly say that South Africa is now better than it was before 1994.” 

He added that as a local government closest to the people, Musina Municipality is required to promote and facilitate the provision of adequate housing in its jurisdiction within the framework of national housing policy. “As a responsible government, we seek to ensure, among other things, that indigent households have access to adequate housing and better living environments. Everyone has the right to have access to adequate housing and we as government must take reasonable legislative and other measures, within our available resources, to achieve the progressive realization of this right.”

Dzebu said although government has done a lot to bring a better life for all, there is still more to be done in order to restore the dignity of the people. “We know that our people still have challenges in relation to water supply, sanitation, unemployment, crime, provision of electricity and roads. We will continue to face these challenges head on to make sure that everyone enjoys the fruits of this hard earned freedom.”

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