1. The Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements (ECDoHS) advised that it appointed Kou-Kamma Local Municipality in 2021 as the Implementing Agent for the construction of RDP houses in Koomansbos. However, the Service Level Agreement was withdrawn by the ECDoHS on 22 March 2022 due to a contractual dispute between the Provincial Department and the Municipality. This has contributed to delays in implementing the project, therefore no houses were built for the residents.
2. The ECDoHS further indicated that it appointed the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) in October 2022 to serve as the Implementing Agent for the project. In August 2023, the CDC put out an advertisement for the appointment of a Professional Service Provider (PSP) to construct RDP houses for the residents of Koomansbos, and the tender closed on 28 August 2023. It is anticipated that the construction of RDP houses will commence around mid-October 2023.