Botswana Ministries, Agencies and Parastatals

List of Botswana government bodies: Ministries, Agencies and Parastatals

Botswana government ministries are:

  1. Ministry for State President
  2. Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security
  3. Ministry of Basic Education
  4. Ministry of Communications, Knowledge and Technology
  5. Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security
  6. Ministry of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development
  7. Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism
  8. Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
  9. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  10. Ministry of Health and Wellness
  11. Ministry of Infrastructure and Housing Development (MIH)
  12. Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry
  13. Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services
  14. Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development
  15. Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security (MMGE)
  16. Ministry of Nationality, Immigration And Gender Affairs
  17. Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology
  18. Ministry of Transport and Communications
  19. Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development

Botswana government agencies are:

  1. Administration of Justice (AoJ)
  2. Attorney General’s Chambers
  3. Botswana Defence Force
  4. Botswana Police Service
  5. Botswana Prison Service
  6. Directorate of Accident Investigation
  7. Directorate of Public Service Management(DPSM)
  8. Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime
  9. Ethics and Integrity Directorate
  10. Government Printing and Publishing Services
  11. Independent Electoral Commission
  12. Industrial Court of Botswana
  13. Office of the Auditor General
  14. Office of the Ombudsman
  15. Parliament of Botswana
  16. Shared Digital Services
  17. The National Strategy Office (NSO)

Botswana government parastatals are:

  1. Air Botswana (AB)
  2. Bank of Botswana (BOB)
  3. Botswana Accountancy College (BAC)
  4. Botswana Agricultural Marketing Board (BAMB)
  5. Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority
  6. Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA)
  7. Botswana Digital & Innovation Hub
  8. Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA)
  9. Botswana Examination Council (BEC)
  10. Botswana Fiber Network (BoFiNet)
  11. Botswana Fibre Networks
  12. Botswana Football Association (BFA)
  13. Botswana Geoscience Institute (BGI)
  14. Botswana Housing Corporation (BHC)
  15. Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH)
  16. Botswana Institue of Technology, Research and Innovation
  17. Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis
  18. Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA)
  19. Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI)
  20. Botswana International University Science and Technology (BUIST)
  21. Botswana Meat Commision (BMC)
  22. Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC)
  23. Botswana National Productivity Centre (BNPC)
  24. Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC)
  25. Botswana National Youth Council (BNYC)
  26. Botswana Oil Limited. (BOL)
  27. Botswana Open University (BOU)
  28. Botswana Post
  29. Botswana Postal Services (BPS)
  30. Botswana Power Corporation (BPC)
  31. Botswana Qualification Authority (BQA)
  32. Botswana Railways (BR)
  33. Botswana Savings Bank (BSB)
  34. Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE)
  35. Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC)
  36. Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited
  37. Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS)
  38. Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN)
  39. Botswana Vaccine Institute (BVI)
  40. Civil Aviation Authority (CAAB)
  41. Construction Industry Trust Fund (CITF)
  42. Human Resource Development Council (HRDC)
  43. Legal Aid Botswana
  44. Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA)
  45. National Agricultural Research and Development Institution (NARDI) [being estab…
  46. National Development Bank (NDB)
  47. National Food Technology Research Centre (NFTRC)
  48. Non-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority (NBFIRA)
  49. Okavango Diamond Company (Pty) Ltd. (ODC)
  50. Public Procurement & assert Disposal Board (PPADB)
  51. Real Estate Advisory Council
  52. Statistics Botswana(SB)
  53. University of Botswana (UB)
  54. Water Utilities Corporation
Flag of Botswana
Coat of arms of Botswana

Botswana is a country in Africa. It is topographically flat, with approximately 70 percent of its territory being the Kalahari Desert.

It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the northeast.

Capital: Gaborone
Currency: Botswanan Pula
Official language: English
Population: 2.588 million (2021) World Bank
Dialing code: +267
Gross Domestic Product: 17.61 billion USD (2021) World Bank

Botswana’s ten districts are:

  1. Southern District
  2. South-East District
  3. Kweneng District
  4. Kgatleng District
  5. Central District
  6. North-East District
  7. Ngamiland District
  8. Kgalagadi District
  9. Chobe District
  10. Ghanzi District

Botswana’s councils created from urban or town councils are: Gaborone City, Francistown, Lobatse Town, Selebi-Phikwe Town, Jwaneng Town, Orapa Town and Sowa Township.

Districts of Botswana
Map of Botswana
Map of Botswana
Maps of Africa showing Botswana

The name Botswana refers to ‘Land of the Tswana’. The landlocked, Southern Africa country is officially known as the Republic of Botswana.

Living Faith Church (Winners’ Chapel) Gaborone, Botswana
Winners’ Chapel, Gaborone

Botswana is connected to Zambia through the Kazungula Bridge making it the world’s shortest border between two countries.

A country of slightly over 2 million people (2021), Botswana is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. It is essentially the nation state of the Tswana ethnic group, who make up 79% of the population.

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

About 11.6 per cent of the population lives in the capital and largest city, Gaborone.

Formerly one of the world’s poorest countries—with a GDP per capita of about US$70 per year in the late 1960s—it has since transformed itself into an upper-middle-income country, with one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.

Francistown Stadium

The Tswana ethnic group were descended mainly from Bantu-speaking tribes who migrated southward of Africa to modern Botswana, living in tribal enclaves as farmers and herders.

Zebras at the Okavango Basin
Okavango Delta in Botswana
Scottish Livingstone Hospital, Molepolole, Botswana

In 1885, the British colonised the area and declared a protectorate under the name of Bechuanaland.

As colonisation stopped, Bechuanaland became an independent republic under its current name on 30 September 1966.

Since then, it has been a representative republic, with a consistent record of uninterrupted democratic elections and the lowest perceived corruption ranking in Africa since at least 1998.

The economy is dominated by mining and tourism. Botswana has a GDP (purchasing power parity) per capita of about $18,113 as of 2021, one of the highest in subsaharan Africa.

Botswana is the world’s biggest diamond producing country.

Its relatively high gross national income per capita gives the country a high standard of living and the third-highest Human Development Index of continental Sub-Saharan Africa (after Gabon and South Africa).

The country has been adversely affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In 2002, Botswana began offering anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) to help combat the epidemic.

Botswana is a member of the Southern African Customs Union, the Southern African Development Community, the Commonwealth of Nations, and the United Nations.