We achieved 100,000 plots without resources – Mzwinila

Mzwinila handingover the 99 900th plot in Makakatlela ward in Mochudi
Mzwinila handingover the 99 900th plot in Makakatlela ward in Mochudi

As government achieves its goal of 100,000 plot allocations in Kanye tomorrow, Minister of Lands and Water Affairs Kefentse Mzwinila has said they managed without increasing resources and staff.

When handing over the 99,900th plot in Mochudi in Friday, he said when they set a target of 100,000 plot allocations in 2022 they decided to fast-track and develop every stage from environmental assessment to conveying.

“What we did as a department was rebuilding and transformation. We knew that there were challenges and we had to come up with solutions,” the minister said. Mzwinila noted they had to fix delays in every stage of land allocation, adding that staff in his ministry volunteered by working during weekends and after hours. He said people often ask him how he increased allocations from 8,630 annually to 50,000. “It’s all thanks to our team’s dedication, hard work, mindset change, and commitment,” he highlighted. He also indicated that some of the challenges they faced as allocations increased is the rising number of transfers from people who sold their land.

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