Minister Tertuis Simmers hands over the first 44 houses of 190 at Transhex
Earlier today, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure handed over the first 44 units of the much anticipated 190 houses at the Transhex Housing project in Worcester. Joined by the Executive Mayor of Breede Valley Ald. Antoinette Steyn, the Minister ceremoniously commenced the handover of the houses.
Today’s ceremony saw 44 qualifying beneficiaries, receive keys to their brand-new homes. Mrs. Dinah Sibala (75), the first beneficiary on the day said: “I would like to thank everyone who was involved in making this day possible. I prayed every day for this moment and finally, I can say my prayers have been answered. I would like to encourage those citizens still waiting on an opportunity, not to lose hope as we have a government that delivers. I look forward to cooking my first meal for my grandson in this kitchen.”
The R370 Million budget project will see the complete handover of 190 houses over the next couple of days. It will benefit backyarders, people with disabilities, and those living in informality with adequate housing opportunities. Earmarked to create 3231 housing opportunities at the end of all the phases. During this first phase, the project has been a beacon of hope for the greater Breede Valley. It has rejuvenated the economic activity by appointing 21 Small, Medium, and Macro Enterprises (SMMEs), and created 47 jobs for local job seekers.
The Provincial Minister said: “The wait is now over for these beneficiaries as they look to spend their first night in their homes. A significant milestone for the two spheres of government and the local community. A time for all to reflect on what has been achieved here and the lasting impact this will have for Breede Valley. Indeed, we have restored the hope of the citizens and economy in this region through this project. I look forward to returning and deliver the entire 3231 housing opportunities.”
The handover of the 190 houses is scheduled as follows:
15 March 2023 – 44 x houses
17 March 2023 – 60 x houses
22 March 2023 – 37 x houses
24 March 2023 – 49 x houses