Botswana: Maele Explains Land Allocation Delay

| February 10, 2016

Gaborone - The Minister of Lands and Housing says delays in the allocation of land to the community by the Nata Sub-land board were a manifestation of the 2010 freeze of allocation of plots particularly in Nata in order to prepare the Nata Development Plan.

Answering a question in Parliament, Mr Prince Maele said the development plan was completed in September 2011 and subsequently, the council prepared layouts.

He noted that the layouts would therefore be surveyed during 2016/17 financial year and allocation would follow immediately thereafter.

"As for other villages, the sub land board has been allocating plots, as during 2014/15 and 2015/16 financial years, the sub land board allocated a total of 531 plots out of which 387 were for the youth," said the minister.

Furthermore, Mr Maele said in efforts to mitigate delays, all land boards have been directed to hold monthly meetings in order to expedite service provision to members of the public.

Nata/Gweta MP, Mr Polson Majaga had asked if the minister was aware that the Nata Sub-land board was sluggish in the allocation of land to the community, especially the youth, in the areas it serviced and also to state reasons for such delays.

Source: BOPA

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