Programme

Sunday 1 August

Arrival Day

Monday 2 August

1100  Informal briefing, BHC 

1400 – 1425 Political Briefing, British High Commissioner to Gaborone, In transit BHC

1430 - 1515 Observe House Proceedings

1530 Courtesy Call on the Chairman of Ntlo Ya Dikgosi, Kgosi Puso Gaborone, Paramount Chief, Batlokwa Tribe

1630 Courtesy call on the Speaker, Hon. Dr Margaret N. Nasha; Leader of the Opposition, Mr Botsalo Ntuane MP and Chairman of the CPA Committee (also Chair of the BDP) Hon. Daniel Kwelagobe MP

1730 Depart for the Hotel Gaborone Sun Hotel
 
1830 Dinner at the British High Commissioners Residence with British High Commissioner Jennifer Anderson; her husband Stephen Ashworth, Deputy Speaker, Mr Pono Moatlhodi MP; Leader of the Opposition, Mr Botsalo Ntuane MP,  and Deputy Chair of CPA Committee, Hon  Bagalatia Arone MP
 

Tuesday 3 August


0730 Delegates met to discuss and confirm division of speaking during seminar session and meetings.  

0900 Parliamentary Committees. Interactive session involving all MPs and Clerk as discussion leaders/facilitators.


1045 Parliament and the Media: an MP’s perspective. Interactive session involving all MPs and Clerk as discussion leaders/facilitators.

1230 Lunch hosted by Speaker Nasha with members attending the Seminar
 
1400 Visit to a the South East North Constituency Office of Hon. Olebile M. Gaborone MP, Tlokweng Constituency of South East North Parliament of Botswana

1530 Meeting with the Public Accounts Committee to discuss Parliamentary Scrutiny of Government Finances, Chaired by the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee: Hon. S. M. Guma MP

1630 Return to Hotel  

Evening: Informal Dinner  with the BHC

Wednesday 4 August


0900 Meeting with the Law Reform Committee, Chaired by the Chair of the Law Reform Committee: Hon. D.K. Kwelagobe MP
 
1000 Session with Foreign Affairs, Trade and Security Committee, Chaired by the Chair of the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Security Committee: Hon. Maj. Gen. M.R. Pheto MP
 
1200 Lunch hosted by Speaker Nasha and attended by the Leader of the Opposition,  Committee Chairs and Parliamentary Officers
   
1430 Tour of DTC Botswana (Diamond Trading Company)
 
1700 Return to hotel 
  
1800-2000 Evening Reception for CPA Delegation with Civil Society Representatives at British High Commissioners Residence

Thursday 5 August


0800 Breakfast meeting with a selection of British companies based in Botswana: Arup, Barclays Bank, BP, Standard Chartered, Knight Frank and Landrover
 
0900 Meeting with head of UNDP and UN Resident Coordinator for Botswana, Khin- Sandi Lwin and Assistant Resident Representative, Rebonyebatho B. Moaneng to discuss UNDP Governance Programmes
 
1100 Check out of the Hotel
  
1200 Visit to SOS Children’s Village, Gaborone, hosted by Mr Derek James

1330 Lunch
 
1415 Delegation depart for London