Former Permanent Secretary and founding Executive Chairman of the Botswana Telecommunications Authority, Moses Lekaukau, has been appointed to head a unit that shall be tasked with the implementation of the recommendations of the Business and Economic Advisory Council.
BEAC, a brainchild of consultations between government and the private sector, was tasked by President Festus Mogae to come up with recommendations on how to improve the economy of Botswana over a year ago.
The Council has since submitted its report with recommendations, some of which have since been accepted by government.
The Council looked at things like what had to be done to fast track economic diversification, as well as increase the participation of citizens in the mainstream economy.
A lawyer by training, Lekaukau has been Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and that of Minerals.
He has also been Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications.
He founded the telecommunications regulatory authority (BTA) as Executive Chairman.
He went on to hold the positions of Chief Executive when the chairmanship was detached and made non executive.
He joined the civil service in 1973 as Sate Counsel in the Attorney General’s Chambers.
The appointment has been confimrmed by Press Secretary to the President, Dr. Jeff Ramsay.
Lekaukau retired from the BTA in December last year after ten years at the helm.
He is currently the consultant to the new BTA Chief Executive, Mr. Pheko.