Land crisis: donít 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.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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