GCC warns against ‘illegal’ land occupation

Gaborone City Council PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Gaborone City Council PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Gaborone City Council (GCC) has cautioned residents against using open spaces without getting permission. This comes in the wake of GCC’s ‘massive’ clean-up campaign to promote and sustain the city's cleanliness.

Through this campaign, the council has been freeing up open spaces by removing unused structures like tuck shops and car wash equipment amongst other things. Explaining the campaign, Unity Mpapane of GCC said: “We have observed that there are a lot of abandoned structures within the city that are an eyesore and some of these structures have been neglected for over five years. These abandoned structures are hiding spots for thieves. They are also an obstruction to road users as most of them are along major roads and bus stops.

This also impacts the aesthetic of the city. To mitigate against this challenge, the council has resorted to removing abandoned and dilapidated structures.” Mpapane said the council, in collaboration with Thusanang Bagwebi, consulted relevant stakeholders and vendors through various platforms such as town hall meetings and public announcements to sensitise them about the council's city upkeep plan. “GCC continues to enjoy the mutual working relationship with Thusanang Bagwebi as a key stakeholder in the city upkeep exercise.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

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