Botswana computerises land allocation


The Botswana Government is in the process of computerising all allocated plots.

Boteti South MP  Lebonaamang Mokalake told kgotla meetings in his constituency that this would enable the ministry to better manage land use through an administrative programme called Land Administrative Procedures Capacity and System.

Mokalake, also Minister of Lands and Housing, said the programme was being piloted in 12 villages across the country and would soon be rolled out to other areas.

The minister regretted problems relating to land use, among them double allocations, illegal land use and failure to pay rates and lease agreement fees. These, he said, were rampant at villages in the vicinity of cities.