Makwinja appointed Botswana Railways CEO

Makwinja starts work on July 1
Makwinja starts work on July 1

Former Debswana deputy managing director, Leonard Makwinja has been appointed the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the troubled parastatal, Botswana Railways (BR).

The Minister of Transport and Communications, Kitso Mokaila announced the appointment this week saying Makwinja will start work on July 1, on a three-year contract.

 “He (Makwinja) was the successful candidate from the shortlisted people. He will be charged with turning around the loss making parastatal while together with the board, they will prepare the organisation for privatisation,” said Mokaila.

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