Minister of Communications, Science, and Technology Pelonomi Venson-moitoi of Botswana

Mrs Venson-Moitoi said she found the aspect of harnessing creativity, imagination and originality in students and applying them in a technological context very interesting.
Minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi is rapidly turning herself into a by-word for a usurper of freedom of expression and other civil liberties.
We got a glimpse of what Venson-Moitoi is trying to achieve on the Botswana Television news broadcast on Wednesday.
At the moment, Venson-Moitoi is engaged in a queer ego trip to put before parliament a Media Practitioners Bill which only compares to Zimbabwean Robert Mugabe's Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, an act that is responsible for information torture in Zimbabwe.
Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi is a Botswanan journalist and politician representing the ruling Botswana Democratic Party.
Venson-Moitoi was the Minister of Works, Transport and Communications 2001–2002 and Minister of Trade, Industry, Wildlife and Tourism 2002–2004.
Botswana’s Minister of Communications, Science and Technology, Mrs Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi said the country is keen to see the development of young people into future engineers and technologists as there is the challenge of having an adequate technology literate workforce.
Against all reason Communications, Science and Technology Minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi is hell-bent on introducing the discredited Media Practitioners Bill.
Mrs Venson-Moitoi said during the past few years, the government took steps to provide appropriate infrastructure, starting with the National ICT policy that sets out national goals and strategies for implementation.
Mrs Venson-Moitoi said the government has embarked on a number of e-government initiatives that go both inward and outward.
Presenting the draft, Mrs Venson-Moitoi said the technology could be used to meet Botswanas economic diversification plans.
Mrs Venson-Moitoi said electronic learning (thuto net) would facilitate the provision of universal access to education through on line learning.
the support of other stakeholders.
Regarding the hub, Venson-Moitoi said the aim was to have a high concentration of knowledge based industry to create a conducive environment for networking between various organisations, universities and industry.
Venson-Moitoi said the study revealed that HIV and AIDS comprised three percent of the total coverage in the region.
Venson-Moitoi said the male voices were predominant in all topic categories, except care work, where a vast majority (81 per cent) were female sources.
On another matter, Venson-Moitoi said she was worried about the aggression displayed by the boy child.
Presenting her bill, Venson-Moitoi said that its main objective was to establish a media council which will monitor the activities of the media and ensure the maintenance of high professional standards, and provide for the registration and accreditation of resident media practitioners.
Last Friday, Venson-Moitoi supported Seretse's view at an RPC Data function, stressing that reports that they were fighting were untrue.
However, Venson-Moitoi said Kwelagobe's proposal was not more urgent than the Media Practitioners Bill under discussion.
However, Ms Venson-Moitoi has gone ahead to ram the bill through parliament without consultation or amendment, saying that the media had refused to discuss the legislation with her after saying that she should withdraw it first.
Presenting the 2008/09 budget proposals for her ministry, Minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi said that after the transformation, BTC would become an ordinary company governed by the Companies Act.
Answering on behalf of Minister Kitso Mokaila of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, Mrs Venson-Moitoi said it was not advisable to to restrict fish imports from Namibia into Botswana at the moment because the demand for fresh fish in the Chobe District exceeded local fish supplies.
Minister of Communications, Science and Technology, Mrs Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi has told Parliament that she was aware that several meetings addressed by ministers in Mahalapye East were not covered by Botswana.
Minister of Communications, Science and Technology Mrs Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi says Non-governmental organisations have helped the government achieve some of its objectives.