Kereng is Botswana's New Envoy To Nigeria.
- 1 Feb, 2024
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His Excellency, Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, president of the Republic of Botswana has appointed minister Philda Nani Kereng Botswana's high commissioner to Nigeria.
In a statement contained in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release, dated 30th January 2023, Ms. Kereng will now be Botswana's new ambassador to Nigeria.
Before this appointment, Ms. Kereng served as Botswana's Minister of Environment and Tourism where her exemplary leadership in turning Botswana's tourism industry was marked by initiatives that expanded citizens' involvement, diversified tourism services, and reinforced Botswana's status as a regional leader in tourism and investment.
Ms Kereng brought a wealth of experience to the Botswana foreign service which included her contribution to advancing rural, industrial, and community development as evidenced by her sociological research and partnership with organizations like the US Africa Development Foundation, the ministry stated.
Minister Nani Kereng holds a Master Of Arts Degree in sociology of development from the University of Essex and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Public Administration from the University of Botswana.
She is also a recipient of the 2021 Leadership Excellence Award from the African Tourism Board and the 2023 Destination Africa lifetime award which recognised her notable contributions in positioning Botswana as a MICE and key tourist destination.
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