Advanced plans underway to expand closed-in Gaborone

Gaborone City. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Gaborone City. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

With Gaborone surrounded by villages such as Oodi, Gabane, Mogoditshane, and Tlokweng and the waiting list for residential plots at 21,400, government has revealed plans are at an advanced stage to expand the city boundary.

A total of 19,001 applications for residential use in Gaborone have been pending for more than 20 years. Responding to a question in Parliament yesterday, Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Mabuse Pule said the government has acquired approximately 5,000 hectares of land from Kweneng Tribal Territory to expand the city boundary.

The preparation for the Gaborone Expansion Master Plan which comprises 5,000 hectares of land is situated north of the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport and the area used to be known as Kgaphamadi Lands. The area was expropriated from the Kweneng tribal territory in 2011.

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