Land crisis: don�t blame Batswana

Land is a scarce commodity. While the population grows, land size remains the same. In Botswana like in other countries, land distribution and access has reached crisis point. The queues and stampedes that are witnessed across the country whenever Land Boards call for applications speak clear of a crisis.

It therefore, comes as a shock when custodians of this scare commodity, the Department of Lands, declare that instead, Batswana do have land and for that matter in excess.

When appearing before the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee last week, the accounting officer in the Department of Lands and Housing, Thatayaone Raphaka said applicants to land allocation exceed Botswana population.

Editor's Comment
We salute Kgomo Khumo for a job well done

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