Mr. Emolemo Peter Kesitilwe has been announced as the acting Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) of the Gambling Authority Board of Botswana. The new development was announced to stakeholders and the public by the board of directors and will be effective from 29th, August, 2022.
The position of CEO comes with the responsibility of overseeing the gambling industry in the country according to the law. This includes licensing operators, regulating the industry, sanctioning operators, entering useful partnerships and more.
The former CEO, Thulisizwe Johnson’s tenure came to an end after the board refused to renew his contract. Mr. Johnson was the founding CEO and he assumed the role for nearly a decade. He was very instrumental to the development and structuring of the board.
The unwavering commitment of Mr. Johnson has left a positive imprint on the board. One of his major achievements was the research organized through his supervision. The study was helpful in battling gambling addiction and educating the public on the importance of responsible gaming.
On the whole, It is pertinent that acting CEO, Mr. Peter, follows his predecessor’s responsible footsteps.