RDP bungle in Missionvale

Rochelle de Kock

A CONSTRUCTION blunder has seen RDP houses built in Port Elizabeth’s Missionvale township before water and sewerage services were even installed. With the promise of new homes staring them in the face every day, residents of the impoverished township have to now wait until the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality manages to resolve the bungle.

The mistake was created by the municipality’s human settlements department, which built more houses than the number of sites serviced with water and sewerage infrastructure.

This means residents will have to wait for about a year while the city’s infrastructure department tries to play catch-up and installs the required services.

Ward 31 councillor Penny Naidoo said she feared residents would not get the good quality houses they were expecting.

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