MEC Mabandla to launch housing customer care hotline and regional housing forums on housing week
29 Sep 2009
MEC Mrs Nombulelo Mabandla will launch a housing customer care hotline to handle housing issues including reporting fraud and corruption on housing projects, emergency housing, supply chain management and tracing approved beneficiaries who have not occupied houses allocated to them and general information about the department.
Costs on the customer line will be incurred by the customer to avoid hoax calls on the toll free number. Customer care number is 043 711 9900 from 13h00 to 17h00. The hotline starts operating from 1 October during working days from Mondays to Fridays from 08h00 to 16h30.
She will also handover 60 housing units at NU12 in Mdantsane on the same day. This part of commemorating national housing week geared towards giving prominence to housing issues in the country.
Other housing activities include launching regional housing forums, world habitat day memorial lecture in honour of Joe Slovo. The public lecture will be held on 5 October in Buffalo City. The lecture will focus on planning for the future with emphasis on migration from housing to creation of human settlements.
Housing regional forums will be launched per district which will be visited by the MEC during the month of October. The forums will discuss housing delivery issues within the context of the district. These will be launched in all districts throughout the province.
The MEC will also meet with traditional leaders, councils in municipalities. She will also meet with Small, Medium Micro-Economic (SMME’s) and contractors employed by the department to maximise spending and discuss SMME opportunities in the department.
Other stakeholders to be met include public-private financial institutions, post summit with military veterans and non governmental organisation coalition. The housing month will end with a handover of a complete house to a disabled, bedridden woman in Jeffrey’s bay on 29 October. The first week of October is dedicated as a housing week nationally, but the activities of the provincial department will run until the month end of October.
Cell: 071 671 1770
Tel: 043 711 9534
Issued by: Department of Housing, Eastern Cape Provincial Government
29 September 2009
Issued by: Eastern Cape Provincial Government
29 Sep 2009
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