North West MEC for Human Settlements, Public Safety and Liaison, Nono Maloyi, has called on beneficiaries of low-cost houses to treasure their RDP houses and turn them into homes that their families will enjoy for generations.
Maloyi told the beneficiaries in Makwassie that the house was not free - government had spent thousands of rands in order for legible beneficiaries to have a habitable shelter with basic amenities.
"Look after it, give it a value and turn it into a home for your family. My department will continue to strive to create human settlements where people can ledger, pray, play and most importantly learn.
"We will further continue to ensure quality in the houses that we build. By so doing we will be ensuring that owners have pride and honour of occupying these beautiful houses and call them homes," Maloyi said.
He added that his department would continue to engage municipalities in encouraging beneficiaries to occupy their houses upon completion to avoid them being vandalised.
He further encouraged the beneficiaries to have vegetable garden, grass and most importantly to avoid illegal connections of electricity.
Maloyi was speaking at a housing consumer education campaign where beneficiaries and applicants were advised on the process of applying for houses and advised to always make a follow up with regards to the status of their application and fill correct details to avoid delays in the approval.