N West grooms housing ambassadors

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pretoria - The North West will stage a two-day workshop aimed at transforming Community Development Workers (CDWs) into housing ambassadors of their respective communities.

The workshop, to be attended by CDWs and municipal housing officials in Moretele Local Municipality, will start on Thursday at the Makapanstad community hall.

The Housing Consumer Education workshop will focus on empowering CDWs on the interpretation of the housing code, available housing options for beneficiaries and the role of CDWs in resolving problems in housing projects within their areas.

The workshop will be conducted by the North West Department of Human Settlements, Public Safety & Liaison in partnership with the national Department of Human Settlements.

The provincial department will end the session with an outreach campaign to educate Moretele housing beneficiaries on their rights and responsibilities in housing, including aftercare and various other housing related matters.

A community consumer education outreach session will be held on Saturday, 6 August in Makapanstad.