Wheelchair-bound Abel Ngoma was delighted to receive his new house. Photo: Lizzy Bapela

Bela-Bela mayor hands over RDP houses


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Bela-Bela Mayor Jeremiah Ngobeni brought smiles to the most needy when he symbolically handed over RDP houses to a physically-challenged old man and a 55-year-old granny.

The occasion to hand over two of the 200 completed RDP houses took place at Extension Nine on Tuesday, 14 November.

The two allocated houses belong to wheelchair-bound Abel Ngoma (74), and granny Raisibe Mbazo (55).

The remainder of the RDP houses were scheduled to be occupied by its rightful owners in the next few weeks.

Ngobeni was accompanied by ward councillor and member of the Waterberg Mayoral Committee, Freddy Hlungwane, municipal officials and the project’s community liaison officers. 

According to Bela-Bela Local Municipality officials, the project consists of a total of 700 RDP houses, with the 500 yet to be built starting from March next year.

Both the beneficiaries said they were grateful towards the mayor’s generosity of spirit, and that this restored their dignity and self-worth.

Mayoral acting spokesperson, David Raborolo, said the gesture to Ngoma was symbolic at another level, in that November is the Month for People with Disabilities.

21 months ago       16 November 2017