Botswana Swears in 30 Year Old Minister. Twitter Goes Crazy!

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On Wednesday, Botswana’s new president Mokgweetsi Masisi swore in the country’s youngest member of parliament, 30-year-old minister Bogolo Joy Kenewendo

The 30-year-old minister of Investment, Trade and Industry is an economist, media commentator and policy analyst. She first joined parliament in 2016 as a specially elected MP by former president Ian Khama.

Her appointment as a minister makes her the country’s youngest minister and one of few women to ever gain political leadership in Botswana.

Bogolo Joy Kenewendo holds an MSc in International Economics from the University of Sussex (UK) as a 2012 Chevening Scholar, a BA in Economics from the University of Botswana and she is a certified Project Management practitioner.

The 30-year-old minister Bogolo lived in Ghana after her Masters and worked as a trade economist in Ghana’s Ministry of Trade and Industry after a previous employment as an economic consultant at Econsult Botswana. She has won several awards including the Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) award by JCI Botswana in 201

She was nominated as one of two Botswana youth delegates to the 64th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, to present a statement of African youth to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Moreover, Joy Bogolo was also a women’s empowerment advocate as she and a friend formed the Molaya Kgosi Women Empowerment group following her Mandela Washington fellowship in 2011 which offered her the opportunity to meet former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama.

Of course, Twitter had to react to this one. She is good looking, and smart as compared to what some Twitter users had to say about their retirement village in the name of a administrators/MPS