The housing betrayal

The Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Development, Nonofo Molefhi, last week put paid to the suspicions of many urban home-seekers, when he revealed that the Botswana Housing Corporation (BHC) has 428 unoccupied houses countrywide.

Home-seekers, particularly those looking for rental property, are painfully aware of the numerous vacant BHC houses scattered across urban areas, particularly in the older neighbourhoods of Gaborone.

According to the Minister, the capital has 159 such houses, of which 109 have either been sold to individuals (and are thus awaiting occupation), or are due for demolition under the Densification Programme. The programme is part of the BHC new policy of building upwards, thus increasing the number of housing units in a single space.

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Shame on the Police!

According to a press statement from the police, unidentified armed men attacked on duty police officers at the station in the early hours of Tuesday.During the attack, the suspects stole 14 riffles, five pistols and an undisclosed number of ammunition.Although unconfirmed, it is alleged that the suspects were just carrying knives and axes, which they used to scare the men and women in uniform before they took them hostage to help themselves to...

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