The Academy

Parliament of Botswana

CPA Branch President(s): Hon. Phandu Tombola Chaha Skelemani, MP, Speaker of the National Assembly of Botswana

Presiding Officer(s): Hon. Phandu Tombola Chaha Skelemani, MP, Speaker of the National Assembly of Botswana

Joined the Commonwealth: 30 September 1966

CPA Branch formed: 1 January 1962 (as Bechuanaland); 1 January 1966 (as Botswana)

Unicameral/Bicameral: Unicameral - National Assembly (65)

Parliament/Legislature Website: Parliament of Botswana

Number of Departmental/Ministry Oversight Committees:
16 Public Accounts Committee; Statutory Bodies and State Enterprises Committee; Subsidiary Legislation Committee; Finance and Estimates Committee; Wildlife, Tourism, Natural Resources and Climate Change Portfolio Committee; Agriculture, Lands and Housing Portfolio Committee; Foreign Affairs, Defence, Justice, Security and Government Assurances Portfolio Committee; Finance, Trade and Economic Development Portfolio Committee; Communications, Works, Transport and Technology Portfolio Committee; Labour and Home Affairs Portfolio Committee; Health and HIV/AIDS Portfolio Committee; Governance and Oversight Portfolio Committee; Public Service and its Management Portfolio Committee; Education and Skills Development Portfolio Committee; Youth, Sports, Arts and Culture Portfolio Committee; Local Governance and Social Welfare Portfolio Committee

Number of Joint Committees (if bicameral): N/A

Names of House Management (such as Privileges or Procedure) Committees:
Committee of Selection; Standing Orders and Reforms Committee; Committee on National Assembly Staff; Committee on Member's Rights, Interests and Privileges; Business Advisory Committee; Committee on Chairpersons of Parliamentary Committees

Articles in The Parliamentarian (2013-2021):

Recent CPA Programmatic Activities/News:

Hon. Phandu Chaka Skelemani MP
Speaker of the National Assembly
Parliament of Botswana parliament@gov.bw
Barbara Dithapo
Clerk of the National Assembly
Parliament of Botswana bdithapo@gov.bw

Key Facts

Date of Independence
30 Sep 1966
CPA Branch Formed
30 Sep 1966
Voting Age
Seat of Parliament