Land Acquisition Expensive, Taxing For Gov't

Kefentse Mzwinila PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Kefentse Mzwinila PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The Minister of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services, Kefentse Mzwinila says acquisition of land from owners is a very expensive process that cannot be done across the country in one financial year.

He was answering a question from the Member of Parliament for Francistown West constituency Ignatius Moswaane, who asked if the minister is aware that Batswana have to wait for more than 20 years to be allocated plots.

In his response, Mzwinila outlined the compensation amount per hectare. He revealed that an undeveloped field is P3,000, partly developed field is between P4,650-P4,870, fully developed and partly destumped is P4,870-P5,090, while the fully developed field is P5,090-P8,000.

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