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called on the regional land board authority to reconsider their compensation guidelines saying the offers were outdated and threatened to impoverish Batswana.

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In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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