Monday, July 07, 2014
The battle for Moremi Gami Reserve
Controversy is trailing the true ownership of the Moremi Game Reserve - a tourist's fortress near Maun. Member of parliament for Maun West Tawana Moremi is on a mission to have ownership of the reserve describe d by the Botswana Tourism Organisation as a ''gem of a national park'' - transferred back to Batawana community. On Wednesday the MP asked the lands minister Lebonaamang Mokalake if he is aware that sa of 1963 the land known as Moremi Game Reserve has been allocated and a grant made as per the Tawana Land Board minutes of 6-7 February 1978. ''Tribal land regulations section 20 (4) requires consent of the owner of rights over Moremi Game Reserve for any grants over the land,'' argues Moremi. Read more in Botswana Guardian.