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Office of the President (OP)
Appointments to Cabinet and the Senior Civil Service
07/02/11

Members of the Public are hereby informed that H.E. the President, Lt. Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama has appointed two new members of Cabinet.

The Hon. Mr. Patrick Masimole has been appointed Assistant Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration. He takes over from the Hon. Mokweetsi Masisi who was recently appointed as the Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public administration.

The Hon. Mr. Edwin Batsu has been appointed Acting Minister of Defence, Justice and Security until further notice.

Both of the above appointments will take effect as from next Monday, the 7th of February 2011.

This Office is also pleased to announce that Mr. Newman Kahiya has been appointed as the Secretary of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, with immediate effect. Mr. Kahiya had previously served as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Mr. Lapologang Lekoa has been appointed as the new Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Mr. Lekgoa recently served as Botswana’s Ambassador in Washington D.C. before taking up the post of Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation last month.

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