Moatswi takes over DPP

President Masisi after swearing in Moatswi as the DPP PIC: BW PRESIDENCY
President Masisi after swearing in Moatswi as the DPP PIC: BW PRESIDENCY

President Mokgweetsi Masisi recently swore in Nomsa Sinki Moatswi as head of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Moatswi’s appointment is part of the President’s deliberate empowerment of capable women in both government and parastatal sectors. From politics to the public sector, women have risen to the top as decision makers. There have also been accelerated appointments of women across sectors to positions of influence.

The elevation comes after Justice Tebogo Tau was appointed as president of the Court of Appeal whilst Justice Mercy Garekwe was also appointed as judge of the Court of Appeal. Dinah Marathe was recently appointed Commissioner of Botswana prisons Service.

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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