Botswana has assumed the Chairmanship of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), Council of Ministers and Commission, effective July 15, 2021 to July 14, 2022.
Botswana takes over from South Africa.
The SACU chairmanship rotates among the member states, with each country heading the customs union for 12 months.
President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana, as such, takes over from South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The Minister of Finance of Botswana, Peggy O Serame, will assume the role of Chairperson of the SACU Council of Ministers, taking over from South African Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni.
The Secretary for Economic and Financial Policy in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development of Botswana, Kelapile Ndobano takes over as the Chair of the SACU Commission. He succeeds the Deputy Director General (International Trade and Economic Development) in South Africa’s Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, Ambassador Xavier Carim. The Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Finance of the Kingdom of eSwatini, Sizakele Dlamini, is Chairp of the Finance and Audit Committee, taking over from the Secretary for Economic and Financial Policy in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development of Botswana. – New Era