Minister explains BTO saga

Philda Kereng PIC: SHARON MATHALA
Philda Kereng PIC: SHARON MATHALA

Controversy continues to shroud Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) resulting in reports of resignations, suspensions and backstabbing. As such, Minister of Environment and Tourism Philda Kereng is caught right in the middle. Mmegi Staffer SHARON MATHALA has a sit down with the Minister as she unpacks some of her decisions among others suspending the BTO board chairperson Boitumelo sekwababe.

Kereng on Sunday embarked on a ‘clean up’ campaign by suspending Sekwababe.

The chairperson’s suspension comes in the wake of a power tussle between him and BTO acting CEO Tshoganetso Carl-Ponoesele but before the ink could dry on his suspension letter, Sekwababe dramatically resigned.

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