Deputy Minister Zou Kota-Fredicks launches and hands over houses in Walmer in Port Elizabeth, 2 Apr

Deputy Minister Kota-Fredicks to launch and handover the R261 Million Walmer Php Housing Project

The Deputy Minister of Human Settlements Zou Kota-Fredericks and Eastern Cape MEC for Human Settlements Babalo Madikizela will on Tuesday, 2 April 2019, officially launch and hand over houses in Walmer in Port Elizabeth.

The Walmer Enhanced PHP housing project is the flagship project in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro utilizing the Cooperatives methodology in the delivery of houses.

The project encapsulates the principles of community participation and the institutionalization of the participatory approach in delivering integrated sustainable human settlements.

This is an informal settlement upgrading project made up of two thousand, two hundred and nine (2 209) sites. These families have been living without formal services or housing and many are still using the bucket sanitation system.

The handover of the Walmer Enhanced People’s Housing Project, also known as Umzi wase Gqebera, will be preceded by a massive clean-up campaign in the area on Monday the 1st of April 2019.

Deputy Minister Kota-Fredericks will lead the clean-up campaign supported by the members of the greater Walmer community, the Department of Environmental Affairs as well as members of local and provincial government.

This is an informal settlement upgrading project made up of two thousand, two hundred and nine (2 209) sites. These families have been living without formal services or housing and many are still using the bucket sanitation system.

The project was approved with the total budget totaling R261 million.

Source: Government of South Africa