Evictions loom as Morupule colliery expands

Growing: Morupule Coal Mine will soon have a new neighbour
Growing: Morupule Coal Mine will soon have a new neighbour

PALAPYE: Palapye Sub District councillors have appealed to the Land Board to review their rates of compensation as relocations loom ahead of the planned construction of Morupule C Coal Mine.

Residents of the community of ploughing fields and farms that form part of the Palapye Sub Land Board, Serowe Sub Land Board and Paje Sub Land Board surrounding Morupule Coal Mine are due to be removed to make way for the new open cast mine expected to start its groundbreaking in 2017.

However, in the ongoing Palapye sub council sitting, councillors called on the regional land board authority to reconsider their compensation guidelines saying the offers were outdated and threatened to impoverish Batswana.

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We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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