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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.