Gov’t appointments fuse Reset Agenda


After recent appointments, promotions and transfers of senior public officers, Mmegi Staffer RYDER GABATHUSE writes a critique hypothesising that the movement was a greater part of President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s government transformational reset agenda

The President Masisi-led government has seemingly been worried about the performance of certain departments and ministries to the extent that in the past there was a strong feeling that the public service was awash with some individuals hell-bent on sabotaging the current government. That could have been the reason the current regime went on a purging of certain senior public officers believed to be loyal to the regime of former president Ian Khama.

The appointments are certainly an attempt to align the Botswana government machinery to the presidential transformational agenda. In fact, officers who serve at the highest level serve at the pleasure of the sitting President. There must have been a feeling at the highest office in the land that the civil service is not supportive of the government’s transformational agenda, hence a shake-up.

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