A workshop on land and corruption in Africa was kicked off in Botswana’s capital city of Gaborne on Wednesday.
The three-day workshop co-hosted by Commonwealth Africa Anti- corruption Center (CAAC), Botswana’s Ministry of Lands and housing and Transparency International (TI) secretariat brings together practitioners from the public sector, civil society including TI National Chapters, and academia to discuss and understand better corruption in the land sector.
The workshop is aimed to improve livelihood of people adversely affected by corruption in land administration and land deals, and enhance security of tenure, as well as ensure equitable and fair access to land, and ultimately sustainable and inclusive development and growth.
When launching the workshop on Wednesday, permanent secretary of Botswana’s Ministry of Lands and housing Thato Raphaka said Botswana’s land administration is considered transparent and accountable, however, it still has corruption in land administration and management.
He said loopholes have been identified in Botswana’s law or administrative setup, lengthy processes and poor record.
The CAAC was established in Botswana in 2013 in partnership with the Government of Botswana. The center provides professional learning and capacity development programs for anti-corruption agency department heads and officers. Enditem