Minister of Environment, Wildlife, and Tourism Kitso Mokaila of Botswana

Kitso Mokaila is a politician in Botswana.
Mokaila was appointed as the Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism by President Festus Mogae on November 9, 2004.
But Mr Mokaila said he did not see politics coming in the way of business.
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PARLIAMENT - The Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism Mr Kitso Mokaila says his ministry has already concluded arrangements to reserve some dams for tourism purposes.
The Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism Kitso Mokaila said yesterday that the government is seeking to tighten its grip on the sector, which has been identified as a significant driver of the country's economic diversification efforts.
fires in the Boteti Sub-District recently.
Sub-District which was recently engulfed by veld fires.
NCHIDZI SMARTSAs many industries are beginning to show evidence of the devastating economic melt down, the Minister of Wildlife, Environment and Tourism Kitso Mokaila has said that the tourism industry will also not be spared.
Mokaila has warned that the industry could face a sharp downturn in the months ahead but remained optimistic that Botswana will come out of it in the next three years when the economy is expected to overcome the recession.
Mokaila has sounded warning bells but said despite the gloom that surrounds the industry there is a silver lining on the dark cloud.
Mokaila said the issue had been pending for too long, adding that property should have been repaired in good time.
Over the last ten years, Minister Mokaila was also Board Chairman for several companies amongst them, a government agency responsible for recommending to government, changes in statutory and administrative framework regarding the investment and export climate of Botswana.
Minister Mokaila has a broad range of board-room experience.
views made by legislators when he prepares the policys guidelines.
Eleven months into his ministerial posting, Kitso Mokaila has fallen in love with the job.
The black leather chair pushed back, his weight exerted on the backrest so that he is almost staring at the ceiling, Kitso Mokaila is talking about the first days and weeks as a cabinet minister.
Mokaila has no doubt that the South Africans’ gripe with Hyundai was that it made their vehicles expensive, and, therefore, uncompetitive.
Having taken a long look at his portfolio, Mokaila is convinced that the future competitiveness of Botswana revolves around the environment.
as they were the most productive environment ecologically and economically.
Mr Mokaila said tourism was considered the second engine of growth after diamonds, hence its importance.
At the moment the information I have is scanty, we will be in a position to give detailed information on Monday," Minister of Wildlife, Environment and Tourism, Kitso Mokaila said on Saturday.
Speaking at the launch of the Cresta Residency Hotel in Francistown last week Mokaila said that the recently published tourism satellite account for Botswana as published by the World Travel and Tourism Council and its partners Oxford Economics indicates that from 1995 to 2005 tourism arrivals in Botswana have averaged annual rates of 14.
Mokaila said that both government and the private sector need to work hard to make Botswana’s cities more attractive with places and events of interest that can entice tourists, residents and international visitors.
As an example, Mokaila said that he recently launched the Tachila Nature Reserve in Francistown.
Mokaila said that hotels in Botswana’s major cities have to strategically place themselves to reap rewards from the booming market involving meetings, incentives conventions and events (MICE) market which has shown phenomenal growth in tourism markets internationally.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the international conference on paste and thickened tailings on Thursday, Mokaila said that while environmental monitoring is a key component of the construction and operation phases in industries, it has emerged that some companies continue to flout their EIAs.
However Minister Mokaila said that, as a means of curbing this disturbing trend, his ministry will, in preparation for the implementation of NDP 10, acquire a near-full staff complement in order to enable adequate decentralization of the EIA process.
Mokaila said that the socio political and economic dimensions of sustainable development cannot be fully utilized in the absence of environmental sustainability.
Environment, Wildlife and Tourism Minister, Kitso Mokaila is a former army captain.
Colonel Duke Masilo has been appointed Deputy Senior Private Secretary to the President and Kitso Mokaila's older brother, Tefo Mokaila was appointed private secretary at State House.
Mokaila has been appointed to State House wherehis father served as the private secretary to the late Sir Seretse Khama.
We must take the bull by the horns, an exasperated Mokaila said.