Lamentations of disgruntled land owners


In a strongly worded letter addressed to the Minister of Lands and Water Affairs, Gilbert Sesinyi, a prominent land surveyor and activist, raised concerns about compliance with land use regulations, market value discrepancies, and development plans in Botswana.

He highlighted the detrimental effects of non-compliance with gazetted development plans by Land Boards, which are responsible for allocating land parcels in the country. Sesinyi's letter, dated March 20 expressed his disappointment with the interpretation and implementation of the Tribal Land Act of 2018.

He claimed that the actions of Land Boards were undermining the purpose of the law, jeopardising the realisation of development plans in planning areas, and sabotaging overall economic growth.

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