P4m set aside to illuminate dark Gaborone

Gaborone PIC: WALKER DIBE
Gaborone PIC: WALKER DIBE

When it all seemed like repeated concerns by residents for the Gaborone City Council (GCC) to repair streetlights had fallen on deaf ears, finally the latter has put the matter on the priority list.

GCC this week vowed to illuminate Botswana’s capital city for P4 million directed towards the maintenance of streetlights this financial year under the recurrent budget.

The council’s recurrent budget for this financial year is P387 million, which is less than the last financial year’s budget, which stood at P392.8 million. Driving at night in Gaborone has been literally a nightmare and even a jogger cannot take an evening run. Streetlights are not functioning and it is risky for commuters whether on foot or in a vehicle.

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