Speed up land distribution now

Shortage of serviced land for residential plots continues to dominate public discussion on the country’s economic performance. People are frustrated at the slow pace at which land is being distributed in urban areas, as confirmed by recent petitions to the Ministry of Lands and Housing, as well as court cases in which the applicants demanding to be given land.

The number of applicants for residential plots, we are told, has exceeded the population.

This creates a bad image of the authorities charged with this mandate. It is inconceivable that in this age of information technology, officers in Land Boards still do their records manually, and therefore are unable to easily detect land speculators and multiple times applicants.

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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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