Masisi appoints Commission of inquiry on Constitutional review

Forme Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo appointed as chairperson
Forme Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo appointed as chairperson

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has on Friday issued a Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the review of the Constitution of Botswana.

He appointed the following 19 members to Presidential Commission of Inquiry.

1) Former Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo Chairperson

2) Mr. Johnson Motshwarakgole Vice-Chairperson

3) Kgosi Puso Gaborone Member

4) Kgosi Divere Ndando Member

5) Professor Gobopamang Letamo Member

6) Professor Bontle Mbongwe Member

7) Reverend Bonolo Mmereki-Burns Member

8) Mr. Charles Mokobi Member

9) Ms. Stella Naledi Moroka Member

10) Mr. Matthews Letsholo Member

11) Mr. Moanakwena Keloneilwe Member

12) Dr. Goemeone Mogomotsi Member

13) Mr. Dikarabo Ramadubu Member

14) Mr. Kukame Ngwamotsoko Member

15) Ms. Shirley Kefilwe Keoagile Member

16) Ms. Roselyn Serumola Member

17) Ms. Game Dibeela Member

18) Ms. Chedza Ntobedzi Member

19) Ms. Siphatisiwe Daniel Member

The Secretariat of the Commission of Inquiry shall consist of the


1) Ms. Pearl N. Ramokoka Head of Secretariat

2) Dr. Kaelo Molefe Secretariat

3) Ms. Berenice Mosime Secretariat

4) Ms. Idah Lorato Motsamai Secretariat

5) Ms. Ntesang Molemele Secretariat

The terms of reference of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry shall be as follows:

(a) ascertain from the people of Botswana, their views on the operation of the Constitution and, in particular, the strengths and weaknesses of the Constitution;

(b) assess the adequacy of the Constitution, in particular by:

i. asserting Botswana’s identity, principles, aspirations and values;

ii. promoting and protecting people’s rights;

iii. promoting equality; and

iv. promoting national unity and democracy;

(c) articulate the concerns of the people of Botswana as regards the amendments that may be required for a review of the Constitution;

(d) to conduct inquiries and obtain information from sources that the Commission considers relevant in the execution of its mandate;

(e) to make any recommendations on the review or amendment of the Constitution, on the basis of paragraphs (a) to (d) above and any other material considerations; and

(f) upon completion of its inquiry, the Commission shall submit a report with recommendations to the President not later than the end of September 2022.

Editor's Comment
What about employees in private sector?

How can this be achieved when there already is little care about the working conditions of those within the private sector employ?For a long time, private sector employees have been neglected by their employers, not because they cannot do better to care for them, but because they take advantage of government's laxity when it comes to protecting and advocating for public sector employees, giving the cue to employers within the private sector...

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