TSES: The chairperson of the Tses Village Council, Brian !Goaseb says the Build Together programme here is a big success, as 22 houses have been completed since last year.
Speaking to Nampa in a telephonic interview on Thursday, the council chairperson said 11 houses were successfully completed and handed over to beneficiaries last year.
Last month, 11 more were completed, and are now waiting to be electrified before the beneficiaries can move in next month.
!Goaseb noted that two more houses are still incomplete because the builders failed to complete them on time, but gave the assurance that they will finish the buildings soon.
“We do not have a problem with our Build Together programme, everything is going according to plan. People already started applying to see if they can benefit from the programme next year,” he boasted.
Although some beneficiaries wanted to have their houses in Tses informal settlements such as Soutput, Jamaica and Growerand, it could not be done as such places have no serviced erven yet.
As such, they had no option but to have their houses built at the Build Together residential area, where erven were already serviced.
Two more houses are still to be completed since 2008 because the council stopped loan payments to those two beneficiaries for failure to build their houses to a required level, and having spent the money for building materials on other things.
!Goaseb said the problem is being addressed to make sure that those two houses are also completed.
The chairperson noted that 25 houses from Tses are currently without roofs after they were blown off by a strong wind last month.
The Village Council approached the Office of Premier Nahas Angula and the Karas Regional Council (KRC) to help replace these roofs.
!Goaseb said the KRC has agreed to help the victims anytime soon, while the reply from the office of the Prime Minister is still being awaited.
Tses is situated 80 kilometres north of Keetmanshoop on the B1 road to Windhoek.