New houses for families in need

The Executive Mayor, Patrick Lipudi handed the keys of his new house to Lucky Senelo while councillors and community members looked on. Photo: Sipho None.

 

Mogale City Local Municipality’s Executive Mayor, Patrick Lipudi, who is passionate about community development, recently handed over approximately 47 houses to a number of disadvantaged families and military veterans as part of the Chief Mogale Integrated Housing Development programme.

Upon handing over the houses, he encouraged the new residents to continue working with government and their local councillors.

“We are truly humbled as Mogale City Local Municipality to hand these houses over to our people on this chilly day.

Most importantly, we would appreciate it if you could look after these houses, because they are your property and that of your children,” he said.

“The delivery of houses is part of the promise that we made to our people and we are happy that you have been patient enough until this moment. We hope that you will enjoy your new houses and have a good stay with your new neighbours as well.”

The Executive Mayor, Patrick Lipudi, with councillors Betty Mdlane and Anna Setswalo-Moja congratulating Lucky Senelo on receiving his new house. Photo: Sipho None.

One such beneficiary is 78-year-old Dikeledi Modirwa, who was staying in a flood-line area in Rietvallei 2, near Azaadville. “I’m so excited and cannot explain my happiness. I want to thank Mogale City’s Executive Mayor for keeping his promise, and may Almighty God bless him and his team for the good work that they are doing for our communities,” Dikeledi said.

Another beneficiary, Lucky Senelo, said that he is happy for his family now that they have their own home. “I want to thank our municipality for taking care of the military veterans as well as the senior citizens. This really shows that we were not fighting the murderous Apartheid regime for nothing. May Mogale City keep up the good work and extend this project to other areas,” he said.

The Executive Mayor engaged the Gauteng Departments of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, and Human Settlements to assist in identifying the families in need. More deserving families will be assisted by the provincial government in collaboration with the Executive Mayor, where possible.

Lipudi was accompanied by the Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Roads and Transport, Betty Mdlane as well as the MMC for Human Settlements, Annah Setswalo-Moja.

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