President Masisi and also the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) emerged victorious in last week’s general election.
In his acceptance address, the president vowed to maintain the rule of law and to fight corruption.
“I want to reiterate that I’m committed to the rule of law in this nation, so as to enhance confidence and send a message to all of us that the law has to be abided or face consequences of non compliance.”
He has been in office since April 1, 2019; coming to office to the back of a ruling party agreement in which the president takes office weeks into the expiry of the next term of president.
Masisi is place to function as his five year-old first term in office. In addition, he expressed his determination to improve the lives of Batswana. “Our citizens are yearning for the social and economic transformation of the country.”
President Masisi stressed that:”Batswana should constantly remain at the epicentre of our development agenda. One of our key priorities is to produce sustainable and meaningful jobs.”
He further urged citizens to unite and fight with the plethora of struggles, the 2.2 million nation is facing.
“I want and accelerate to remind each of victors, regardless of political affiliation, so that our responsibility is to serve the interests of Botswana and Botswana without fear or favour,” continued President Masisi throughout his inaugural speech.
“Now we continue to face problems and challenges of unemployment, corruption, poverty, hostile external interference to our democracy and dangers of capture, alcohol and chemical abuse, climate change and drought,” the president said.
To be able to become a high income market, President Masisi stated it is imperative for constant efforts in improving the nation’s governance systems, service delivery across all sectors of Government and private sector.
To ensure Botswana is highly competitive and a destination of choice for foreign direct investment.
“Public sector reforms are crucial for enhanced the inauguration service delivery and so they’ll be hastened and intensified.”
The swearing in and inauguration of President Masisi was graced by His Excellency Filipe Nyusi, the President of Mozambique, His Excellency Edgar Lungu of both Zambia and Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Dambudzo Mngwagwa. And many authorities representatives from the SADC bloc.