Tawana Land Board Denies Plot Transfer Resolutions Delay

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  • Board Chairperson clueless about any delays

Tawana Land Board (TLB) has come out to deny the widespread reports and concerns over the delay in releasing letters of resolutions to applicants for land rights transfers, pending allocation of certificates.

This is despites some frustrated members of the public who have come forward with complaints that it has been months knocking on the Maun Sub Land Board’s doors requesting for the resolutions, but are yet to be furnished with those.

Reached for comment the board’s chairperson, Reamogetse Yekenge claimed ignorance about any delays but referred this publication to the public relations office for further enquiries. The PRO, Frank Ndiye also expressed shock at the reports about delayed board’ resolutions.

To his knowledge the board has been doing a good in that department and that there are no pending resolutions submissions. He further indicated that as of last month the office responsible for that finalised over 700 resolutions and submitted to the clients.

However, a reliable source within the board refuted the statements made by his colleagues, acknowledging that indeed there has been some delays.  “Those people are lying, we have been receiving calls from people complaining about the same issue,” the source revealed.

One of the complainants, Kgotso Kehemetswe noted that he has long applied for transfer of land rights for a residential plot in Sexaxa but since January this year he has been waiting for the board’s resolution. This he said is despite having been told that the board sat and made conclusions on the transfers and that all was left was for the resolutions to be signed then delivered to them.

“After going to their offices several times we were told that the resolutions will be ready after the Easter Holidays but to our disappointment we are still waiting,” he said in an interview.

Another disgruntled resident, Mothokomedi Segadimo shared the same sentiments noting that they were told that the resolutions have been made but they are only awaiting to be signed and delivered after the holidays. 

Both complainants suspect the officers’ incompetency more so they know that the resolutions usually do not take time to be finalised. They lamented that the delay has affected them badly highlighting that there is no how they can apply for water and electricity connections without the letters of resolution.

Segadimo lamented, “this has really affected me because I needed to start doing some developments on my business plot but I ca not do that not knowing what the board’s resolution is regarding the transfer of land rights.” Kehemetswe also decried, “President Mokgweetsi Masisi has released programmes that we wanted to apply for and take advantage of but this delay from Tawana Land Board is frustrating because it blocks everything. Since I am based in Gantsi it is also costly for me to travel to Maun several times without getting any help.”

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