Cabinet reshuffle looms as two new ministers arrive

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Cabinet reshuffle looms as President Ian Khama last Wednesday signed into law two Bills that will expand the executive arm of government as well as extra specially elected Members of Parliament (SEMPs).

Effective from yesterday President Khama may any time appoint two more ministers.

According to Government Gazette dated September 16, 2016, the Ministerial Offices Bill enacted by Parliament on August 12, (now law), will see an increase in the number of ministries and assistant ministers with two additional offices for each category. Prior to the amendment, the President could appoint only 16 ministers.

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Masisi should avoid diplomatic tensions

Mokgweetsi Masisi’s recent spats regarding the supposed involvement of Eswatini and South Africa in accommodating former president Ian Khama have sparked concerns about the potential ramifications on diplomatic relations. While transparency is valued, it must be accompanied by strategic communication to mitigate unintended consequences.President Masisi’s comments during a diplomatic heads meeting have drawn attention to the delicate balance...

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