For some time the city has maintained that it has failed on numerous occasions to access a farm it purchased from Tati Company (TC).
The city council alleges that the former landowners, TC, block access to the farm. This week Muzila, when officially opening an ordinary full council meeting maintained that TC is not showing keenness to allow the council to access the farm.
She said the alternative route given by the company on how the council can enter the farm is not easily accessible. She highlighted that the land company has proposed that the FCC should access the farm through a quarry, which connects to the A1 road at Tatisiding.
are laid down pipes connecting to the treatment plant. The access road can still be resuscitated and be used which would be costly to us and calling for a budget. This is reason enough not to accept the Tati Company’s proposal,” he said.
Muzila expressed optimism that the matter between FCC and TC will be resolved amicably. She recently warned that the FCC would take legal route if TC continues to deny them access to their farm.
The company, which is registered in the United Kingdom reportedly owns more than 40% of land in northeastern Botswana.
There are those who hold the view that the land owned by TC should be expropriated and allocated to Batswana who are in need of land for various activities. Most of the land owned by the company remains undeveloped and is held under freehold tenure.