No plot allocated in Gabs in nine years

Minister Kefentse Mzwinila PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Minister Kefentse Mzwinila PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Minister of Lands and Water Affairs, Kefentse Mzwinila, informed Parliament that the last plot allocation in Gaborone took place in 2014 at Tsholofelo Extension, with a total of 559 residential plots being allocated.

He disclosed that the last cohort applied for land in 1990, and the current average waiting period for land allocation in the capital is 33 years. “Though I cannot say the exact year when allocation will be conducted in Gaborone, an area west of Gaborone Block 8 has been identified for Gaborone expansion to augment land in Gaborone,” Mzwinila said.

“However, the land is still to be planned, surveyed, and serviced before it can be allocated,” he added. Despite a significant demand, the current application list for Gaborone stands at 17,954. This, he said consists of 1,246 High Income Large, 3,127 High Income Middle, 2,034 High Income Small, 2,092 Medium Income Upper, and 9,455 for Self Help Housing Agency (SHHA). The minister explained that the low allocation of land in Gaborone is due to factors such as the limited availability of land and the government's decision not to allocate un-serviced plots, as private developers do, to avoid delays in plot development. The Ministry is currently working on the Gaborone Region Spatial Plan, which is at the procurement stage.

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