Compensation for Maun airport relocated residents due month-end

Maun residents who sued the government over their forced relocation to create space for the expansion and upgrading of the Maun Airport in 2006, will know what is due to them end of this month.

Appearing before the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC), the Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Communication, Goitsemang Morekisi confirmed that the residents would be paid their dues after her ministry concludes consultations by the end of June.

In 2011, two hundred and fifty six people who were relocated sued the government for over P5 million for breach of contract. Yesterday, Maun East MP Kosta Markus wanted to know how far the Ministry is in compensating the residents and how much they will be paid.

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