Human settlements, safety and liaison MEC Helen Sauls-August has called on the community to help a poor family from Peddie to furnish the new home they are due to receive from the state on May 31.
The human settlements department and Port Elizabeth-based Umhlobo Wenene FM have joined hands to help the Ntakana family to furnish their new home.
Fundile Ntakana and his family live in Dabhana Location next to Ngqushwa municipality. They are a family of seven who stay in a two-roomed home.
“The condition of the old house is unbearable. The daughter and a son are casual workers around Peddie area,” said the MEC.
Their only source of income is the pension of Ntakana and a child grant for his granddaughter. Ntakan’s leg was amputated in 2006 due to cancer.
Sauls-August said the family was identified from the database of destitute and vulnerable groups in the province. The family needs help with furniture and other home appliances for their new home.
They have makeshift beds, stoves and tables and the children sleep on the floor.
People interested in helping can contact Ntsiki Nzuzo at the department of human settlements on 0731808523 or Umhlobo Wenene FM’s Faith Mtyida on 0413911154 before May 29.
Umhlobo Wenene FM is celebrating 52 years on the air this month. Marketing manager Ayanda Bambiso said the radio station decided to bring joy to someone deserving.