Mahalapye Sub-District plans to sell sand

source: Mmegi
ONALENNA MODIKWA
Staff Writer

MAHALAPYE: The Sub District Council is considering commercialising the harvesting of sand from Mahalapye River to generate money.

This is necessary because the village is already experiencing an influx of companies from as far away as Gaborone to harvest sand. The village is also experiencing increased sand harvesting due to construction of projects taking place in Palapye. The river’s natural beauty is being destroyed by this heavy and sometimes illegal activity.

The Sub District Council chairman, Galley Moatshe Senai, has indicated that they are still planning to approach the Department of Mines as well as the land board about the issue.

He indicated that they are considering, through their village development committees, to charge for [continue reading]

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