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The Chairman of Ntlo ya Dikgosi, Kgosi Puso Gaborone held a press briefing to update the Media on the just ended and the last meeting of the 14th Meeting of the 3rd Ntlo ya Dikgosi on Friday, 28th June 2019.

Kgosi Puso Gaborone said that during the last four and half years, the 3rd Ntlo ya Dikgosi performed its Constitutional mandate by contributing towards the enactment of new Bills brought before Parliament, motions and questions from different Dikgosi as they come from their respective communities. He noted that during this last sitting most of the debated motions were adopted and were able to cover most of the questions that were presented before the House.
Giving a background of what they did or achieved as the 3rd Ntlo ya Dikgosi, Kgosi Gaborone narrated that as part of knowledge based leadership, Members were capacitated on different topics; that Ministries, Departments and Organizations had the opportunity to brief them on their mandates and they attended leadership seminars.

The Chairman of Ntlo ya Dikgosi, Kgosi Puso Gaborone hosted Members of the 3rd Ntlo ya Dikgosi to a farewell dinner as their five-year term has ended as an advisory body to the 11th Parliament which will also be dissolved leading to the general elections.
Kgosi Puso Gaborone thanked the Members for the five- year period they have spent together and for the work they have done as a team. “Go ne go rena thithibalo le botho ha re le mo tirong e ya rona, mme ka se ke a lo leboga Marara.”

The 3rd Meeting of the 5th Session of the 11th Parliament commenced on Wednesday 3rd July 2019, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon Gladys Kokorwe welcomed back the Members of Parliament to the Winter/General Meeting and had the opportunity to introduce the Acting Sergent-at-arms, Thapelo Sekwape. The Speaker further announced the re-arrangement of the sitting of the following members: Hon Fedilis Molao who is the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Hon Karabo Gare who has been appointed as Assistant Minister of Investment Trade & Industry and Hon. Sethomo Lelatisitswe who was appointed as Assistant Minister of Health & Wellness.

Moreover, Hon Patrick Ralotsia and Hon Ganda Biggie Butale have been dropped from the Cabinet and will be back benchers. Madam Speaker then went on to read a letter from Hon. Ganda Butale stating that he has resigned from the ruling Botswana Democratic Party and joined the newly formed party, Botswana Patriotic Front. After the announcements the House continued with the business of the day.