PPP strategy for land development in the offing

Minister of Finance and Development planning, Kenneth Matambo
Minister of Finance and Development planning, Kenneth Matambo

Government is in the process of developing land-servicing guidelines for a strategy of Public Private Partnership (PPP). The project is specifically aimed at improving delivery of serviced land.

Responding to the budget speech comments from the Members of Parliament this week, the Minister of Finance and Development planning, Kenneth Matambo said plans are underway to carry out high density and high value developments in certain prime areas of Gaborone. “As I indicated in paragraph 60 of the budget speech, implementation of the guidelines is expected to start during the 2014/15 financial year”, he said.

Matambo was responding to a comment by Kentse Rammidi and GaotlhaetseMatlhabaphiri who pointed that defaulting contractors, over dependence on government budget by the construction industry and the allocation of un-serviced plots are some of the challenges in the industry. They suggested that government should allocate projects on the basis of where they will make the highest impact.

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