PPRA, BURS, BR settle 20-year old land dispute

Settled: A 20-year dispute over the piece of land where the PPRA has its headquarters, has finally been resolved
Settled: A 20-year dispute over the piece of land where the PPRA has its headquarters, has finally been resolved

The Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) says settlement has finally been reached in a 20-year old dispute involving the Botswana Unified Revenue Services and Botswana Railways over land on which the procurement agency’s headquarters sit in Gaborone.

In its recently released annual report, the PPRA said negotiations between the three parastatals had been concluded, with the exchange of similar sized land. Land transfer processing and approvals for subdivision of the land were still underway as at November.

Documents previously uncovered by BusinessWeek reveal that in the mid-1980s, Botswana Railways allocated the plot to the Department of Customs and Excise (DCE) for the purpose of developing offices, a warehouse and a vehicle examination bay.


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