Botswana’s new Minister of Investment, Trade & Industry, Bogolo Kenewendo aged 31. Born in 1987 (31) in Motopi village, Boteti. BA Economics + MSc in International Economics.
Botswana’s newly appointed 30 year old minister Bogolo Joy Kenewendo is being celebrated on social media by many Africans, who say her appointment despite her age is a rare feat that needs to be replicated across the continent.
Kenewendo was one of the ministers appointed by Botswana’s new president Mokgweetsi Masisi, who in his inaugural address pledged to invest in the youth and create job opportunities for them.
Kenewendo, appointed the Investment, Trade and Industry Minister becomes Botswana’s youngest ever minister, two years after she was appointed by the former president Ian Khama as a member of parliament.
While some social media users have cautioned against celebrating her appointment simply because of her age, Kenewendo is no stranger to the portfolio she’s been tasked to manage.
She has previously worked as a trade economist in the Ministry of Trade and Industry in the Government of Ghana.
Meet Botswana’s new Minister of Investment, Trade & Industry, Bogolo Joy Kenewendo (30). She also holds the record as having been youngest MP in the country. Bogolo has BA Economics & MSc International Economics degrees. pic.twitter.com/YoJU6hpbwH
— Solomon Izang Ashoms (@SolomonAshoms) April 5, 2018
— Bezi Nkhwa (@irsbn) April 5, 2018
Can’t keep calm! @BWGovernment just appointed Bogolo Joy Kenewendo, Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry. She is 31!
Africa, we can’t go nowhere if we continue to block potential & skills of young people, young women in particular! #Botswana continue to set the bar high pic.twitter.com/Kb2bm6PBmj
— Rosebell Kagumire (@RosebellK) April 5, 2018