Govt to expedite completion of houses for Tsholotsho flood victims

By ZBC Reporter
GOVERNMENT says it will move with speed to ensure the completion of homes built to resettle victims of floods in Tsholotsho.
Government has committed itself to the speedy completion of houses built for flood victims in Tsholotsho.
The authorities are not happy with some of the structures in which victims of the 2017 Tsholotsho floods are still living in.
One such victim is Gogo Gertrude Sibelo whose house is still unoccupied even after completion.
On his visit to the area, the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs responsible for Monitoring Government Projects, Dr Joram Gumbo called on all officials involved in the project to move with speed and told the villagers that the houses will be completed as early as possible.
“Let’s increase speed izindlu ziphele ngokuphangisa (so that these houses are completed early). We must build 61 houses for you and we must do it fast. You also need drinking troughs for your cattle,” he said.
The tour was also part of the assessment of the progress of the 100 days programme.
In its 5th cycle, the initiative is tasked to ensure the completion of the houses on time, provide schools, clinics and roads in the new resettlement areas.
Over 300 families were affected by the 2016/17 floods in Tsholotsho.
Tsholotsho District was one of the hardest hit by Cyclone Dineo induced floods and some of the marooned families had to be airlifted to Sipepa Hospital where Government had established a transit camp.
Affected villages included Mahlosi, Mahlaba, Thamuhla, Mbamba, Mele, Lutshome, Maphili and Mbanyana.
More than 300 stands were pegged at Tshino and Sawudweni villages in Ward Six of Tsholotsho North to resettle the affected families.