DA-led Tshwane administration accelerates delivery of houses and bulk water system for Olievenhoutbosch residents

Issued by Mervyn Cirota MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Human Settlements
30 May 2023 in Press Statements

The DA-led City of Tshwane administration is accelerating the delivery of houses and bulk water systems for Olievenhoutbosch Extension 60 residents. The construction of the houses and the installation of the bulk water system has resumed.

After long delays, the City of Tshwane has been approved to release funds to install the bulk water system and complete unfinished housing projects.

The DA conducted an oversight inspection at the Olievenhoutbosch Extension 60 RDP houses today, and we were pleased with the progress.

We have been informed that the delays in this project were because of the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements increasing the contract value.

Furthermore, the City of Tshwane halted the project to avoid overspending its initial budget.

Even though the community has been receiving water through water tanks daily, it is unacceptable that residents have been living without running water and tarred roads for so long.

We have engaged with our counterparts in the City of Tshwane to fast-track the process of these installations to ensure adequate and dignified housing for all Tshwane residents.

We will continue to monitor the progress of this project to ensure that Olievenhoutbosch Ext 60 residents have access to basic services.