City Council needs to build better bridges

The recent heavy downpours have been hailed as a positive development after Gaborone and its environs were left cool and wet after many months of scotching heat and dryness.

The lack of rain in January left many local farmers, especially those in the southern parts of the country, worried that God was not on their side as their crops had already wilted as they were exposed to high and often times unbearable temperatures.

This week’s heavy downpours were preceded by prolonged periods of scotching temperatures and dryness. But, last week and this week in particular, heavy downpours literally changed the story and brought traffic in the city to a complete halt. Gaborone’s so-called major but poorly constructed roads were flooded with rainwater.

Editor's Comment
Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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