The Ministry of Comunications, Knowledge and Technology exists to provide leadership and overall policy development, strategy and standards on communications, knowledge utilisation, research, science and technology.
To facilitate an enabling environment to realise a digital transformed knowledge economy, delivering globally competitive ICT, Research and innovation services.
A digitally transformed, knowledge and technologically advanced society.
Timeliness, Accountability, Honesty/ Intergrity, inclusiveness, Innovation
KEY FUNCTIONS OF MINISTRY
The Ministry of Communications, Knowledge and Technology is responsible for providing leadership and overall policy development, strategy and standards on communications, knowledge utilisation, research, science and technology.
The portfolio responsibilities of the Ministry are as follows –
o Communications and Technology Policy
o Science and Technology Innovation Policy
o Science, Research and Development Policy
o Information Technology Policy
o Information Technology Infrastructure
o Indigenous Knowledge
o National Coordination of Research Institutions
o Botswana Digital and Innovation Hub Fund Management
o Radiation Protection
o 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR)
o Telecommunication and Postal Services
Statutory authorities and bodies supervised by the Ministry -
(a) Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority;
(b) Botswana Fibre Networks;
(c) Botswana Post;
(d) Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL);
(e) Botswana Couriers and Logistics;
(f) Botswana Institue of Technology, Research and Innovation (BITRI);
(g) Botswana Digital & Innovation Hub; and
(h) Radiation Protection Board.
- Radiation Protection Inspectorate
- Shared Digital Sevices
- Technology and Commercialisation
- Research and Knowledge Business
- Digital Communication, Infrastructure and Business
- Digital Transformation Coordination Office
Call Centre Number – 1779
Tel: (+267) 3612000
Fax: (+267) 3907236
Postal Address: Private Bag 00414, Gaborone, Botswana
Physical address: Westgate Mall, Plot 54690 Gaborone
Email: mcktpro [at] gov.bw (mcktpro[at]gov[dot]bw)