The Botswana National Front (BNF) has announced that Kenneth Masego Segokgo will be the party and the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) candidate for the anticipated 2017 Tlokweng Constituency By–Election.
The party said in a statement that:
“The choice of Cde Segokgo came after a marathon series of consultations within the Constituency. The Tlokweng Constituency, at the end of this process, came up with a credible, suitable and consensus candidate to represent the UDC in the Parliamentary by-elections. The Constituency Committee has since communicated with other party structures as well as consulting the late Cde Bathobakae’s family. Segokgo brings a lot of experience and priceless value to the Tlokweng Constituency and Botswana Parliament. He is currently the Tlokweng Constituency Chairperson, a position that further makes him suitable for the new assignment of area MP. He has been a Botswana National Front (BNF) member and activist for many years.”
“Segokgo is a former educationist having qualified from the University of Botswana (UB) with a Bachelor of Science Degree (Education) in 1996, a scarce skills area in Botswana. He is a product of the then highly exclusive, elite and brain challenging pre-science course (PESC) at UB. As a secondary school teacher for more than 10 years, he has contributed in Mater Spei College being one of the best performing schools in Botswana. He is therefore a reputable educationist. As an educationist, he has also contributed to national sports development as a BISA coach. Segokgo also worked for several years as a National Recruitment Coordinator at National Blood Transfusion Centre, running successful campaigns that led to a surplus in blood donations.
Thousands of Batswana lives have been saved by this critical and sensitive national service centre, through Segokgo’s initiatives. Segokgo is an accomplished businessman and therefore understands the Botswana business environment, at a time when business conditions are deteriorating as a result of the Botswana Democratic Party’s flawed economic policies.”