Alliance for Progressives (AP) Tlokweng parliamentary candidate Chris Bogatsu says Batlokwa have been robbed of their land by government and demand its return.
In particular he says if elected he’d advocate for the return of three farms including Ruretse farm which he claims was ill gotten by the Khama family after pulling wool over the eyes of Batlokwa claiming they [The Khama’s] were merely keeping cattle in transit temporarily in the land only to lay claim to it later.
“We are not hesitant to deal with the land issue the EFF way [South Africa’s raucous political party – the Economic Freedom Fighters who are calling for expropriation of land to the landless black majority without compensation]. Having successfully reclaimed our land, we will, through the Batlokwa Development Trust, build a Trans Frontier Park joining the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa. I will also advocate for the return of two other farms in the hands of individuals and call for a review of the Batlokwa Title Deed no. 549 with the government says Bogatsu.
The parliamentary candidate says the envisaged park will create employment for Batlokwa and create business opportunities to those with an appetite for the tourism industry.
The parliamentary candidate promises to create a living museum in and around Monneng ward, a tourism and cultural reserve zone, commercial enterprise zone and advocate for easing of traffic in Tlokweng by building two roads joining Gaborone from Gaborone Game Reserve and Phakalane.
Bogatsu says prospective voters should look at his track record after playing an advisory role for Tlokweng Development Trust to commercialize all their properties and turn their arms of business into profit generating entities.
He claims to have found investors to partner with the Tlokweng Development Trust to develop a mall and a stadium and to develop 260 apartments in Sefhoke.
“I assisted the Tlokweng Development Trust register all their plots of which they now have on their hands, title deeds and certification I helped and advised in raising the standard of The South East Agricultural Fair assisting and providing an advisory role in the implementation of the Tlokweng Master Plan” he says.
Bogatsu holds a Master of Science in Information Systems Management, Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and a minor degree: in Finance.