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Former BDP Executive Secretary appointed ambassador to Namibia

Publishing Date : 18 February, 2020


Former Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Executive Secretary Dr Comma Serema will take up a post as Botswana ambassador to Namibia at the beginning of March 2020.


Office of the President announced his appointment today. Considered a loyal cadre of the ruling party, Serema was at helm of the party secretariat when BDP experienced its first split in 2010.


Serema served as BDP Executive Secretary from 2004 until 2011, after succeeding Botsalo Ntuane in the post.


Serema who is the current BDP Chairperson of National Strategy team will replace High Commissioner Claurinah Modise who has served as Botswana High Commissioner in Namibia since 2013.


According to statement from Office of the President, Serema has a wealth of experience gained from working in the public service and in academia.


 “In the public service, he worked as an Assistant District Officer in the Ministry of Local Government and Lands from 1991 to 1994 and as Senior Research Officer at the Botswana Parliament Library from 1994 to 1996,” said the statement.  


“Subsequent to that, Serema has served as Senior Lecturer at the Department of Library and Information Studies at the University of Botswana.


“Former BDP Executive secretary has been actively involved in community service and development, and holds membership with a number of organisations.


“In this capacity, he has held leadership positions which include, serving as the Vice President of the Botswana Football Association, and as, Vice President of the Botswana Library Association.”