Major boost for housing delivery in the North West
27 Jul 2010Housing delivery in the North West will receive a major boost this month when the National Women Build 2010 is launched on 30 July 2010.
As part of the National Women Build programme and to commemorate the 1956 women's march to the Union Buildings, the North West province will construct 1 956 houses by the end of August. Out of the 1 956 units, the province will complete the first 54 units at Coligny in Lichtenburg to mark the 54th anniversary of the Women's Month.
The launch, which will take place at Coligny in the Ditsobotla local municipality, will be attended by North West Premier, Ms Maureen Modiselle, MEC for Human Settlements, Ms Desbo Mohono, the Mayor of Ditsobotla local municipality, Ms Itumeleng Lethoko and Human Settlements MECs from other provinces.
The National Women Build programme was first launched in 2005 in Gauteng where 25 housing units were built. In 2006, the department built 50 housing units in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Women's Month in Orange Farm also in Gauteng.
Since then, the project has been hosted by different provinces where houses have been built for vulnerable and marginalised women to commemorate one of the largest demonstrations in this country's history.
The National Women Build is a Letsema project which seeks to accelerate housing delivery in the country by annually constructing housing units for the vulnerable and marginalised women during the Women's Month (August).
In line with the public private partnership (PPP) approach, a number of financial institutions, construction related companies and sector departments have already pledged to play a significant role in ensuring the success of this year's National Women Build project.
National Women Build seeks to commemorate one of the largest demonstrations in this country's history, where thousands of women marched to the Union Building in 1956 to protest against the extension of passes to women by the apartheid regime.
The North West Department of Human Settlements is confident that the programme will help the province to accelerate the pace and quality of housing delivery through partnerships with stakeholders and by promoting the spirit of Letsema.
The construction of these houses will promote women's access to economic opportunities within the housing industry, promote the spirit of volunteerism and further strengthen the Public Private Partnership programme.
Members of the media are invited to attend the launch.
The details are follows:
Date: Friday, 30 July 2010
Venue: Commando hall, Coligny, Ditsobotla Local Municipality
Cornelius Tanana Monama
Cell: 082 578 4063
Tel: 018 391 0420/21
Issued by: North West Human Settlements, Public Safety and Liaison
27 Jul 2010
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