Monday, June 24, 2024

Sesinyi the broadcaster is Botswana’s new envoy to Kenya

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that President Mokgweetsi Masisi has appointed Andrew Sesinyi as Botswana’s High Commissioner to Kenya.

In a statement, the Ministry says Sesinyi brings a wealth of experience to the Foreign Service acquired from over three decades of an illustrious career in the public service, banking industry, as well as, with international media organisations such as, the African Union of Broadcasting.

“In his most recent post, he served as the Permanent Secretary, Government Communications at the Office of the President (2019-2021), where he played an instrumental role overseeing Botswana’s communication aspects of governance,” the statement says in part.

The press statement said: “As a seasoned journalist, he has gained national recognition for the contributions he has made in promoting Botswana’s national development agenda story on both local and international media platforms.”

It further says: “Other portfolios that Mr. Sesinyi has held within the public service include, Deputy Permanent Secretary – Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology; Deputy Permanent Secretary – Political Affairs; and Senior Private Secretary to the former President of the Republic of Botswana, His Excellency Dr. Festus Gontebanye Mogae.”

The statement further states that High Commissioner-Designate Sesinyi, has “also played a key role in advancing Botswana’s national interests abroad during the time he served at Botswana Diplomatic Missions in Namibia (1989-1995) and in Zambia (1982-1983).”

Sesinyi is expected to take up his appointment in Kenya in May 2023. He takes over from High Commissioner Gobopang Duke Lefhoko who recently completed his tour of duty.

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