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Mokgweetsi Masisi
  • Masisi's Independence message

    The year 2021 was the worst year for almost every nation as many people lost their lives to the pandemic. Hopefully, 2022 will be a better year. As I indicated last year during the 54th Anniversary celebrations of our independence, there was no...

  • Masisi statement on the killing of Italian Ambassador to DRC

    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has learnt with dismay the sad news of the killing of the His Excellency Luca Attanasio, Ambassador of Italy to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), his Bodyguard, and Driver, on 22 February 2021,...

  • Masisi's World Aids Day Commemoration speech 2020 [full text]

    It is an honour for me to once again join you and the rest of the world in commemorating the thirty- second (32nd) World AIDS Day. The commemoration of this day is an opportunity for us to take stock of progress that we have made so far in our...

  • COVID-19: Lockdown extended by a week

    Bagaetsho, it has been twenty four (24) days since we went into a national lockdown as a strategic measure to minimise and contain the risk of the spread and transmission of COVID-19 in Botswana. Since then, the majority of our citizens have complied...

  • Our response to Covid-19 will define our legacy

    Mr. Speaker, let me at the onset appreciate you for graciously honouring my invitation, at short notice, to attend this Extra-Ordinary session of Parliament. This session is intended to afford you the opportunity to debate, provide direction and...

  • COVID19: Masisi declares State of Emergency, 28-day lockdown

     1. Batswana betsho, as you are all aware, on the 11th of March, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO), declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic. Since then, we have seen the devastating effects of this pandemic worldwide. Last...

  • COVID19: Do not panic - Masisi

    Fellow citizens, it is with heavy hearts that we’ve received the sad news from the Minister of Health and Wellness Hon. Dr. Lemogang Kwape that we’ve had three (3) cases of COVID-2019 confirmed in our country. We have been preparing for...

  • Follow the given instructions, stay calm - Masisi

    Good morning Batswana, I wish to personally thank all of you for having done a splendid job so far keeping Corona Virus at bay. If we maintain these same levels of discipline and stick to advise from professionals we have a real chance of...

  • Allegations of rape at BDP youth congress

    We wish to express our most heartfelt sorrow to the victims and their families and promise that we will ensure that the perpetrators of these heinous crimes face the full wrath of the law and stern disciplinary action from the Party should the...

  • 'Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands against Rape'

    Batswana betsho, as you are all aware, we have experienced the shock of horrific cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) that have been taking place in our country for some time now.  We have lost mothers, daughters, sisters and aunts to this...

  • State Of The Nation Address 2019 [Full text]

    INTRODUCTION Mister Speaker, before I address this August House, I would like to request that we observe a moment of silence in remembrance of former Members of Parliament who have departed during the course of the year. Amen. I would like to thank...

  • Masisi's Inauguration Speech [full text]

    Batswana betsho ke dumedisa ka Pula! A Pula ene! Pula! 1. Having been sworn-in by Chief Justice Tereence Rannowane, I am honoured for me to express my profound gratitude to the people of Botswana for having performed their national duty by...

  • State Of The Nation Address 2018 [Full Text]

    1.         Mister Speaker, before I address this august House, I would like to request that we observe a moment of silence in remembrance of those who have departed during the course of the year....

  • Masisi's Independence message

    1. My fellow citizens, today we mark the 52nd Anniversary of the Independence of our beloved country. As we celebrate our existence as an independent and sovereign nation, we also take pride in the fact that Botswana has remained united and peaceful...

  • I'm deeply disturbed - Masisi

    This is not who we are as a people and I urge us all to stand together in solidarity, particularly rona rele banna, to fight against this growing phenomenon that has plagued our nation. As Batswana, we need to strongly examine and determine the root...

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