Land applicants exceed Botswana’s population

The number of Batswana who have applied for land allocation exceeds the country’s population.

“We are concerned about the waiting list. The number of people who have applied for land exceeds Botswana’s population,”said the accounting officer for Lands and Housing, Thatayaone Raphaka, in an answer to a question from MP for Selibe Phikwe West Dithapelo Keorapetse, at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) session last week.

“This is so because same people apply for plots in each land board.Our challenge is that we do not have proper records about individual’s ownership of land. We believe that Land Administration, Procedures and Systems (LAPCAS) would help us to address the situation,” he added.

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