The 100,000 plot allocation initiative good, but...

Batswana, from a long time ago, have struggled with getting land to build and set-up a home for themselves and their loved ones. Owning a home gives one dignity, a sense of belonging and security, but unfortunately, many Batswana get allocated plots when they are very old.

On average it is not uncommon for a Motswana to wait for more than 20 years to be allocated a plot. It has become the status quo in most Land Boards across the country. The is also the issue of corruption where individuals who apply, much later, get allocated before those who applied maybe 20 or so years back. Most young Batswana who have their own homes do so by purchasing a plot or a complete house.

The president of the Botswana Association of Tribal Land Authorities (BATLA), Kgang Kgang in an interview with this publication said the Ministry of Lands and Water Affairs has been working tirelessly to reach the 100,000 plot allocation target set by President Mokgweetsi Masisi in June 2022, hence why the ministry has thus far announced that they have already allocated 99,500 residential plots.

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