Hope for the homeless of �Mogadishu�

Sprawling industria: Mogoditshane is a rapidly expanding village
Sprawling industria: Mogoditshane is a rapidly expanding village

Growing rapidly through the years on the western outskirts of Gaborone, Mogoditshane has picked up several ills previously exclusive to the capital. Mmegi Correspondent, NNASARETHA KGAMANYANE, reports on one of these – homelessness

In 2001, Mogoditshane was measured as having a population of 32,843 being an increase from the 14,246 counted in 1991, the previous census.  By 2011 – the last census – the village had grown to 58,079 residents or by more than four times in 20 years.

As it has grown, the village has attracted urban-type problems associated with higher populations such as greater waste, noise, crime, vice and homelessness.

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