GABORONE, March 13, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Myra Sekgororwane (L), Chief Executive Officer Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO) talks during a media briefing on the impact of COVID-19 in Botswana's tourism sector in Gaborone, Botswana, March 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Tshekiso Tebalo)
GABORONE, March 13, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Myra Sekgororwane (L), Chief Executive Officer Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO) talks during a media briefing on the impact of COVID-19 in Botswana's tourism sector in Gaborone, Botswana, March 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Tshekiso Tebalo)

Botswana has made commendable progress in women’s participation in governance in its public service, parastatal organizations and private sector, an official said Wednesday.

Anna Mokgethi, Botswana’s minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, made this revelation when responding to a parliamentary question.

In 2018 and 2019, 32 percent of executive leadership positions were occupied by women in parastatals while the overall figure stood at 40 percent in the southern African country’s public sector. “This is indicative of significant progress,” she said.

However, women’s representation in political governance remains low, said Mokgethi, adding that only five women made it into Botswana’s cabinet of 27 ministers.

The participation of women in decision-making in the public sector and the non-governmental organization (NGO) sector continues to be at a higher level, she said.

In 2019, women in the public sector accounted for 35 percent of female permanent secretaries and 45 percent for directors. Enditem

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