Gaborone’s world-class facelift

The streets of Gaborone have been, for the past weeks, very busy. Roads are being stripped, re-done, revamped and road-markings repainted. Streetlight poles are going up and hopefully will soon produce light in our darkest corners, particularly in low income and high-density areas.

These are developments we have long called for, not only for the comfort of residents, but also to attract tourists and investors.

 The developments are the beginning of a huge project sponsored by the International Monetary Fund to the tune of P9 billion plus over a 10 year period. The project includes the demolition of traffic circles to replace them with overhead intersections, otherwise known as spaghetti road network with the aim to ease traffic flow in the city and enhance productivity. This is a welcome development that cannot be ignored, looking at the fact that there are 400,000 registered vehicles in Botswana, and the figure goes up everyday due to imports of second hand vehicles from Asia.  Over 50 percent of these vehicles are in the capital city.

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