Kgatleng district council kgatleng district development committee ministry of local government


Strategies to achieve sector goals and objectives



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12.6Strategies to achieve sector goals and objectives


Table 12.55 Proposed Projects, Potential Impacts and Mitigation Measures

Goals

Objectives

Proposed Projects

Potential Impacts

Mitigation measures

1. Promote mineral potential

development



To encourage prospecting

To use sand and gravel sustainably



None

Identify, designate extraction sites



NA

Land degradation, soil erosion, vegetation loss



NA

Carryout EIA



2. To promote energy saving measures and use of alternative source of energy


To put energy saving measure in government institutions

To use solar and electricity as alternatives to fuel wood.



Identify and install measures

Install photovoltaic electricity



None

None


NA

NA


3. To conserve and manage water resources.

To reduce quantity of unaccounted water to acceptable level.

Install prepaid metering systems

None

NA

4. To supply sustainable and good quality water

Regular checking of water samples.

Regular checking of water samples.

None

NA



12.7Resource Requirements for DDP 6

12.7.1Issues and Strengths


Water situation in the district is fair to good. This is a strength in its own for the district. Supply of energy is adequate.
Lack of enforcement mechanism to conserve water is the main weakness.

12.7.2Proposed Projects, Performance Targets, Budget and Plan Monitoring


Table 12.56 Proposed Projects, Performance Targets, Budget and Plan Monitoring

Proposed projects

Performance targets

Development budgets

Plan monitoring

1.Identify, designate extraction sites for sand and gravel

Extraction sites identified and designated

Recurrent

Quarterly reports

2. Identify and install energy saving measures

Install photovoltaic electricity



Energy saving measures installed

Photovoltaic electricity installed



Not available

Not available



Quarterly reports

Quarterly reports



Install prepaid metering systems

Prepaid metering systems installed

P259 584

Quarterly reports

Regular checking of water samples.

Water sample checked regularly

Recurrent

Quarterly reports


CHAPTER THIRTEEN

13WORKS, TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION

13.1Introduction


The Ministry of Works, transport and communications is charged with the responsibility of providing and maintaining public works, transport and communications infrastructure. Infrastructure network is fundamental for the operation of efficient and sustainable economy since it acts as a catalyst in the development process. Botswana’s fast economic growth is attributed, among other things to good communication links. The ministry goals and objectives are geared towards realisation of the aspirations of Vision 2016.

13.1.1The Institutional Framework


At the district level, the ministry is represented by the Department of Roads, Road Transport and Safety, Department of Architecture and Buildings, Central Transport Organisation and Electrical and Mechanical Services. Parastatals that are operating in the district are Botswana Railways, Botswana Post and Botswana Telecommunications Corporation.

13.1.2Strategic Plans for Respective Ministries


Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications

The Ministry seeks to provide efficient, cost effective, safe, reliable, sustainable and an environmentally sound infrastructure services commensurate with international standards which will support government strategy and social and economic development of Botswana.


Ministry of Local Government

The mandate of the ministry is to improve the quality of life of Batswana by providing basic infrastructure. This is achieved through providing rural roads infrastructure.


Ministry of Lands, Housing and Environment

The ministry is responsible for providing services in management and development of land and promotion of environmental protection. To achieve this strategic plan the ministry will ensure availability of land for provision of infrastructure and that EIA is carried out for development projects.



13.1.3The Role of the Private Sector


Construction work is normally contracted out to construction companies which are registered with the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB). Sometimes design and supervision of major construction projects is let out to consultancy companies.
The private sector provides mobile telecommunications (cellular) services through cellular companies such as Mascom Wireless and Orange. There are also public phones, which are operated by private individuals in most parts of the District to service the general public as well as providing a source of income for the owners. Both short and long distance passenger and goods transport services are provided mainly by the private sector.

13.1.4Works and Transport Consultation Priorities


During the consultation workshops, communities raised the following concerns as regards this sector-:


  • They were concerned that although roads connecting smaller villages to Mochudi are very important, they are not adequately maintained. They argued that this militates against the desire to promote the symbiotic relationship between Mochudi as a market centre and its production areas.

  • Construction of roads usually leads to flooding of adjacent properties as a result of raising the roadbed without adequate culverts to allow free movement of water as before.

  • Vandalism of public pay phones

  • Stray animals are prevalent in most roads




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