Board of Directors

Mandate Of The Board
The Board’s mandate is, among others, to: promote and ensure enhanced performance in the communications sector; impose a universal access and service levy on identified operators for purpose of funding universal access to communications; promote and ensure universal access in respect to provision of communications services; and effective regulation of regulated sectors.
Major General Bakwena Oitsile
Chairman

Major General Bakwena Oitsile (Retired) is the Managing Director of Bakwena & Associates, a wholly owned Batswana citizens company that provides, amongst others, Project Management and Training, Dispute Arbitration Resolution.  He is the founding Human Resource Manager of Can Manufacturers Botswana, the first canning manufacturing company to be established in Botswana.  He had an illustrious career spanning thirty seven (37) years with the disciplined forces in Botswana starting with the Botswana Police Service and ending with the Botswana Defence Force where he retired in 2004 holding the position of Major General.

Bakwena chairs Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited Trust; SOS Children Village Trust as well as HIV/AIDS Men’s Sector Group.  An avid sports person, Major General Bakwena was an Executive Committee Member of (Marketing of Confederation of Southern African Netball Association (COSANA) Zone 6; Botswana Football Association; International Federation of Netball Association (IFNA) representing Africa; Executive Committee member of Botswana Netball Association; and Botswana Lawn Tennis Association.

He holds a Diploma for Basic Officers Engineer Course from Fort-Belvios, Virginia, USA.

Wilhemina T Makwinja
Board Member

Wilhemina T Makwinja is a human resources professional currently holding the position of Director of Human Resources at Air Botswana. She has worked for several organisations including Debswana, Botswana Power Corporation, Gem Diamonds (Pty) Ltd and Bokamoso Private Hospital.  She has also carried out Human Resources consultancy work on issues of Restructuring; Talent/Career Management; Performance Management and HR Outsourcing.

Mrs Makwinja holds Board membership for Botswana Investment and Trade Centre.  She is also the Chairperson of Childline Botswana, the Vice Chairman of Board of Trustees of Sponsor A Child Trust Fund and a Trustee in Gabane House of Hope.

She holds a Masters Degree in Sociology and Social Policy from University of Liverpool, UK; an Honours Degree in Sociology and Social Policy from University of Essex, UK. She has also done Industrial Relations Development Programme, University of Stellenbosch Business School, Cape Town.

Dr Onkagetse Pusoentsi
Board Member

Onkagetse Pusoentsi is a Senior Partner with Modimo and Associates law firm.  A lawyer by profession, Pusoentsi specialises on industrial relations and corporate governance.  As Senior Partner he deals with issues of Civil Litigation, Commercial Agreements and General Legal Advice to clients on different disciplines of the Law including Conveyancing, Notarial Practice, Labour Law and Employment, Land Law, Contract Law, Delict, Construction, Estates, Debt Collection, Arbitration as well as Corporate and Commercial.

He is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the International Working Group on Women and Sport.  He is also a legal advisor of the Botswana Football Association.

Mr Pusoentsi holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Botswana.