BHC to focus on flats, not single house units

source: Mmegi
GREG KELEBONYE
Staff Writer

All government departments including the Botswana Housing Corporation (BHC) are now expected to build flats instead of single house units as the country has an acute shortage of land.

Land Minister, Nonofo Molefhi, made these revelations at a stakeholders’ breakfast seminar hosted by the Botswana Housing Corporation.

“We are moving towards high-rise development and will be looking at issues of costs with a view to building flats more and more, and we are insisting that government should also build flats for best utilisation of the little land that we have. We must appreciate that we have a problem with land. Expanding our residential territory means taking more and more fertile land that is needed for ploughing and pastures,” he said. Molefhi said that to deal with the problem of land, Land Boards would continue to reduce plot sizes.

“We may find in the passage of time that a single unit house is more expensive than a flat – the idea being to get more people to [continue reading]

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