by Mervyn Cirota MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Human Settlements
The caring DA-led Tshwane administration has started the process of fixing the previous ANC administration’s abandoned and incomplete housing project in Ga-Rankuwa Unit 10 in the City of Tshwane.
This project which has been left incomplete for the past 5 years by the previous administration, was meant to provide 850 walk-up flat units for Ga-Rankuwa residents.
The DA-led City of Tshwane appointed a new contractor in February to revisit this existing, but incomplete infrastructure that has since been vandalised.
The infrastructure has been sabotaged as we found blocks of concrete, bricks, logs and the carcasses of dead animals inside the sewer lines of this infrastructure.
Despite the sabotage attempts, it will not stop us from delivering dignified and quality houses to our people.
This matter of this incomplete project is currently before the court due to a dispute between the City of Tshwane and the previous contractor. However, the City has taken a decision to appoint a consultant to prepare a bill of quantity that covers the additional scope such as demolition.
This indicates that we care about our people and we put our people’s needs first before any political interest.
We made a commitment to provide quality service delivery in our municipalities and by undertaking to complete this housing project we are demonstrating that we lead by example and not simple paying lip service.
This project will also help to ease the housing unit backlog in the City of Tshwane. In addition, it will also create job opportunities for our unemployed residents.
The DA is clearly bringing Total Change to the residents of Tshwane.