NAMIBIA ENDORSES CANDIDATE FROM BOTSWANA AS NEXT AU COMMISSION CHAIRPERSON

The Namibian Cabinet has approved the endorsement of Botswana's Foreign Affairs Minister, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, as candidate for chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission.

Minister of Information and Communication Technology Tjekero Tweya told the media here Thursday that the Cabinet gave its approval to the Ministry of International Relations and Co-operation to fully support Venson-Moitoi for the position.

The AU Commission's current chairperson, South Africa's Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, will step down in July.

A journalist by profession, Venson-Moitoi is the eighth Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation of the Republic of Botswana. She took office on Oct 21, 2014.

According to the website of the Ministry Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation of Botswana, her areas of specialty lie in Public Service Management and Administrative Systems Analysis and design.

She has a Diploma in Local Government from the Institute of Public Service in Connecticut in the Unites States and holds a Master of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University, and was awarded an honorary doctorate in Social Development based on a review of her work and writing on government and governance.

Source: Nam News Network