Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Botswana Sacks Top Health Officials

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By Ayodeji Ake

The President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi, has on Wednesday, relieved the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Solomon Sekwakya, and his Deputy, Morrison Sinvula, of their official duties with immediate effect without reason for their removal.

According to reports by Reuters, the dismissal came amidst a state of emergency and lockdown in Botswana to stem the spread of the coronavirus, with 20 cases reported in the country and one death.

Sekwakwa describes himself as an economist on his LinkedIn. He was transferred to the health ministry from the ministry of finance just in November 2019