High land transfer rate ‘worries’ gov’t

One is entitled to one plot each in tribal and state land PIC: BASHI KIKIA
One is entitled to one plot each in tribal and state land PIC: BASHI KIKIA

As the government pushes the waiting list on land allocation, it has decried the high number of land transfers due to people especially the youth selling their land.

Giving an update on land allocation this week, the acting deputy permanent secretary in the Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services, Fawcus Mmolawa, said government wishes the youth could stop selling land at a high rate.

He said it is worrying that government allocates land to people who quickly move to sell their plots immediately. Mmolawa said recently they allocated land in the Ramotswa region and next thing they saw people advertising their plots on social media. “They were selling the plots at various prices from P100,000 to P200,000. The way the Land Board is being condemned for failing to allocate land, one could wonder why people quickly sell land without giving themselves time to enjoy their land,” he said.

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