A team of Cuban engineers will team up with the Mpumalanga government†in order to fix and build quality RDP houses, the SABC reported on†Friday.
The Cuban team met with government officials in Mbombela on Friday and†agreed that they would provide quality control, mentoring, project†management and skills transfer to South Africans, the public†broadcaster reported.
“We recruited them because of their quality skills which they have in†Cuba since we lack skills in South Africa,” Mpumalanga Human†Settlement MEC Violet Siwela told the broadcaster.
“They demonstrated quality assurance during their time here and they’re†transferring skills to our engineers,” she said.
RDP beneficiary Thandiwe Shabangu, told the broadcaster that her RDP†home has cracks and she wished the government could come and fix it†after she tried, unsuccessfully, to fix it on her own.
Cuba’s Lois Cantera, who coordinates the Mpumalanga project, said: “Our†engineers and architects have a lot of experience working with the†community and people because that’s the way we do it in Cuba”.
The project of fixing and building quality RDP houses across the†province is expected to start soon.
(edited by MM)