Water crisis: Move capital to Palapye?

Gaborone dam. PIC: TSELE TSEBETSAME
Gaborone dam. PIC: TSELE TSEBETSAME

FRANCISTOWN: As the water crisis continues to bite because of dwindling water levels at Gaborone Dam, resulting in unprecedented thirst in Greater Gaborone, the debate for the designation of Palapye as the administrative capital rages on.

“Relocate the country’s capital to Palapye because it has good supply of water,” screams a recent post on the wall of a Facebook account of Ketlhalefile Motshegwa, the fiery trade unionist.

“I feel that there is good supply of water in the northern part of the country, which will be cheaper to utilise for development in Palapye and its hinterland than carrying it down south,” reasoned the deputy secretary general of Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU), strengthening his arguments for designating the village as the administrative capital of Botswana.

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