Building a Dam and the City Together
Thatayaone G. J. Dedede, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services, Gaborone, Botswana
“Everybody is implementing a project which is important, but not necessarily linked to other projects.”
To encourage more innovation and coordination in projects like diversifying the use of water dam for irrigation and energy harvesting, the city of Gaborone has set up thematic working groups across
its different ministries. This is one example of how Botswana has stepped up efforts to overcome its previously fragmented approach to governance, says its Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Land
Management, Water and Sanitation Services.