The Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation announced this week that His Excellency the President Dr Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi has appointed Dorcas Makgato as Botswana’s High Commissioner-designate to the Commonwealth of Australia.
Makgato brings to the Foreign Service a wealth of experience and knowledge from the private sector and government spanning over 20 years. She served as a Member of Parliament from 2009 to 2019. During this period, Makgato also served as Minister in the Ministries of Trade and Industry; Health and Wellness; Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs; and most recently, in the Ministry of Transport and Communication.
Before this, she served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Botswana Export Development and Investment Authority, now the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre. She has also served in various private sector and government boards, as well as held several memberships in various Organisations.
Makgato is expected to take up her appointment in Australia towards the end of February 2020. She replaces Ambassador Lapologang C. Lekoa, who currently serves as a Resident Ambassador at the Ministry Headquarters. The appointment is effective upon assumption of duty, the date of which was not stated.
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