'The government is failing us'
THE Free State department of cooperative governance has again failed to complete the building of 250 houses in Top Location in Springfontein.
The houses were left incomplete last year. Some have no doors, roofs or windows. Residents were told that there was no money to complete the houses.
They are among many in the province which were left incomplete because the department owes building contractors lots of money.
Earlier this year Free State MEC for cooperative governance and traditional affairs Olly Mlamleli confirmed her department had no money to complete construction of the houses.
Mlamleli's spokeswoman, Senne Bogatsu, had earlier promised that the houses would be completed between the current and next financial year.
Last week Sowetan published a story about incomplete houses in Bethulie, which falls under the Kopanong Municipality.
The department again said the houses could not be completed because there was no money to pay building contractors.