`Palapye has outgrown village status`
The construction of Morupule B Power Station, a glass manufacturing factory, a coal wash plant at Morupule, the presence of a regional BURS office, in addition to being the site of Botswana’s ambitious University of Science and Technology, are just some of many indicators that MP Goya and others point out to make the case for Palapye being shorn of its village status, writes ONALENNA MODIKWA
PALAPYE: Within a short space of time, Palapye has experienced a high level of construction activities that have contributed immensely to its economic and population growth as well as improve its prospects of graduating from its village status.
The village has also developed more into a hospitality hub, as evidenced by the mushrooming of lodges to meet the accommodation needs of those in transit. There is ongoing construction of two big lodges situated along the Palapye-Mahalapye Road and opposite the neighbourhood of Khurumela. One of the lodges is reportedly a part of the Mogoditshane-based Big Five Lodge while the other belongs to a home-grown Palapye businessperson.
Currently available conference facilities are no longer able to host national conferences that are increasingly coming to Palapye for its [continue reading]