Sedimo pledges to take sport forward

Wearing new responsibilities: New BNSC CEO, Falcon Sedimo accepts the BNSC jacket from chairperson, Solly Reikeletseng. PIC: KABO MPAETONA
Wearing new responsibilities: New BNSC CEO, Falcon Sedimo accepts the BNSC jacket from chairperson, Solly Reikeletseng. PIC: KABO MPAETONA

The Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC) chief executive officer, Falcon Sedimo has pledged to make Botswana more competitive in sports.

Speaking at a function to officially introduce him, Sedimo said it was his duty to make the country globally competitive. “It is my duty to make Botswana globally competitive and to make tangible progress with quantifiable achievements,” he said. “We are going to develop annual performance plans borrowed out of the 2028 strategy.”

Sedimo said he intended to build positive working relations with news media.

“Sports and journalism are inseparable,” he added. “The reporters are the ears and the eyes of the public so it is ideal that we have a harmonious relationship with sports reporters.”


He said his first assignment was to prepare for the official opening of the newly built Francistown Sports Complex to be held on November 26.

Sedimo is a familiar face in sports administration, having worked as Botswana Football Association CEO between 2002 and 2004. He also worked as director of sport and recreation from November 2006 to March 2014. He then worked as policy specialist for the same department from April 2014 to September 2015. He holds a masters degree in sports management from Sheffield Hallam University in England.

Meanwhile, BNSC chairperson, Solly Reikeletseng said Botswana has set a target of five medals at the 2028 Olympic Games, as it is one of the commission’s vision 2028 goals.

Reikeletseng said the commission had set goals to be achieved by 2028 and the goals were achievable under Sedimo’s leadership.

He said the decision to appoint Sedimo was not difficult given the latter’s profile. “We are happy to have some one of his calibre to lead the commission in this new dispensation as you know the status of the organisation has elevated from a council to a commission which means more responsibilities,” he said.

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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