Youngest Botswana MP to speak at Forbes Women Summit


Botswana’s youngest MP, Bogolo Kenewendo will be part of the keynote  speakers at the Forbes Woman Africa- Leading Women Summit in Durban, South Africa.

The summit will be hosted by the KwaZulu –Natal provincial government at Durban‘s Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre on Friday, March 8, 2019.

The Minister is in charge of Trade and Industry will be part of the fourth annual summit.

The 30 -year old minister’s message of inclusive development, calls for effective service delivery, which will resonate with many of the attendees.

According to the managing editor of Forbes Africa and Forbes women Africa, Mathil Renuka, the main idea of the summit is to represent larger women having impact on the continent.

“The overwhelmingly positive social media reaction to the announcement of Kenewendo’s appointment as Botswana’s youngest cabinet minister so perfectly depicts the need for strong, young African women to be assuming these roles in leadership,” Renuka stated, adding that the minister, Kenewendo had already achieved so much and her message to the summit’s delegates was greatly anticipated.

The Minister studied at the University of Sussex in the UK and achieved an MSc in International Economics.

She later became a partner at a leading consultancy called Econsult Botswana and then joined the Ministry of Trade in Ghana as a trade economist.

Bogolo Kenewendo uses various platforms to send messages on the economics of Botswana and Southern Africa.

She has been part many academic papers, host of a radio show The Multiplier Effect and newspaper column Game Theory.

The minister was named at the last years most influential Africans by new African Magazine.

She has also been honored in Botswana and internationally.

Other speakers who are invited for the summit are international model and businesswoman, Naomi Cambell and former Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.






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