Old Tatitown primary now production centre
29 Mar 2023
Francistown City Council through the Local Economic Development Committee has resolved to use the Old Tatitown Primary School as a production centre for small-scale traders.
The Mayor Mr Godisang Radisigo told a full council meeting on Monday March 27 that an exercise to determine the suitability of the centre in line with intended activities had commenced and would be finalised by end of April this year.
He said initially, the primary school was targeted for re-development with the aim to convert it into a hospitality college and boutique.
“Unfortunately the project was terminated in September last year after not achieving its desired progress,” he said noting that Nepal Medical College Journal (NMCJ) International was identified as a development partner in 2022.
Mr Radisigo said the council had identified the facility as one of its key properties that would inject growth into the education and tourism sectors.
On other developments, the mayor said the council was currently implementing Phase one of the development and refurbishment of Plot 15076, commonly known as Mummies.
Mr Radisigo said implementation of phase one stood at 78 per cent, adding that the components entailed two five a side pitches, children’s play parks, picnic areas, a fuel filling station, retail shops, games room, BMX bike trail and associated facilities.
He explained that the developer experienced delays for two weeks due to rain, bad rock, water and power connection.
He said the second phase which comprised a water park, amusement park and the multi-purpose hall would be done after the completion of phase one.
Mr Radisigo also updated councillors on the development of Plot 2531 formerly known as Golf Course Plot, adjacent to Nyangabgwe Referral hospital.
He shared that the re-design of the Golf Course layout had been undertaken and was expected to be presented to the Physical Planning Committee in April.
On the Multi-Purpose Youth Centre Plot 22060 at Block 1, Mr Radisigo said developments that included fencing, land preparation, installation of reservoirs and billboards were underway.
He said the Tati River would provide the project with sufficient water.
He said since the project was labour intensive, a waiver had been made to include young adults from marginalised groups, victims of gender based violence and drug abuse as well as five elders.
“The waver is meant to motivate, share skills, inspire and rehabilitate those in need and has been named Sego Sa Letlotlo Proprietary Limited,” he said noting that the goal was to create employment. Ends
Source : BOPA
Author : Thamani Shabani
Location : FRANCISTOWN
Event : Council Meeting
Date : 29 Mar 2023