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M​s Tumelo Motsumi

Executive Director Services/ Executive Director Services

Tumelo Motsumi possesses a BA in Economics from the University of Botswana attained in 1997 as well as a Masters’ Degree in Economics from the University of Stellenbosch, which she acquired in 2001. 

In addition, she has undertaken the Senior Development Programme with the University of Stellenbosch in 2014. She has also undergone training in numerous soft areas such as Supervisory and Management Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Customer Service and People Selection Skills.

The technical areas she has been trained on include Project Management, Project Appraisal, Audit and Monitoring of Procurement,  Designing High Performance and Sustainable Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Infrastructure, Health, Education, Security and Sports Sector and Procurement and Contract Management Procedures.

Ms Motsumi started her career as an Assistant Economist with the Botswana Technology Center in 1997 where she intensively trained on areas such as Project proposal formulation and appraisal, Undertaking needs and impact assessment analysis and analysis of technology transfer strategies. Having rose through the ranks she left Botswana Technology Centre  as a Senior Economist in 2005 to join the Public Enterprises and Evaluation Agency (PEEPA) as a Business Analyst in the Outsourcing Department responsible for the implementation of the Government Outsourcing programme.

She joined PPADB in 2008 as a Principal Procurement Specialist in the Services Division where she was responsible for providing technical advice to the Board in areas of procurement of services. She was appointed to the position of Manager, Services in 2013 to manage the Services Division of PPADB. In September 2017, she was appointed Executive Director Services, to manage procurement in the services sector and disposal of public assets. 



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Mr Andrew Nkaro

Part Time Director Works

Mr. Andrew Nkaro is a registered Civil Engineer with experience in road construction spanning over a period of 34 years in Botswana and abroad. He possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineer from Point Park College in the United States of America, Master's Degree in Construction Management from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. He has also received short-term training on Microsoft, Project Management, Organization and Maintenance, Risk Management, Designing of PPP Projects and is registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB)

Mr. Nkaro is currently employed as Project Manager at Roughton International where he is responsible for construction supervision projects including preparation of tender documents and evaluation of bids. He is currently responsible for overall construction supervision of the upgrading of the Debete – Mookane – Machaneng Road Project were he gives overall guidance on the project.

After graduating from the Roads Training Centre in 1977, Mr. Nkaro spent most of his career working for the Roads Department under the Ministry of Transport and Communications. He was initially appointed as Assistant Roads Engineer where he rose through the ranks to become Director of Roads up until he retired and joined the private sector in 2006.

Mr. Nkaro has a wealth of experience in procurement as he has been involved in procurement matters related to the construction industry since 1995, when he worked as a Roads Engineer – Maintenance Contracts at the Roads Department. He has been in-charge of all periodic road maintenance contracts procurement and administration based on FIDC conditions of contract. The job entailed preparation of tender documents, evaluation of bids, making recommendations for award to the Accounting Officer, monitoring construction projects and processing of contractors' payment certificates. As he ascended up the echelon of the department he was responsible for procurement of all major road development projects in Botswana. Such projects include the multi-donor funded Trans-Kgalagadi Road, Gantsi – Sehitwa, Palapye – Martin's drift, the 4-lane road from Gaborone to Rasesa and many others throughout Botswana.

Mr. Nkaro joined Roughton International as Project Manager from 2006 to present where he worked on construction supervision on various roads both in Botswana and outside the country. Some of the major projects include the six lane road to Metsemotlhabe through Mogoditshane, the 155 Km road from Middlepits – Bokspits, the Oxbow – Mapholaneng road in Lesotho and the on-going Debete - Mookane – Machaneng Road.

Mr. Nkaro brings a lot of experience from the construction industry as performs his duty as member of the Board.​

Mr Gerald Thipe

Part Time Director Services 

Mr. Gerald Nyadze Thipe attained a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Economics from the University of East Anglia at Norwich, United Kingdom in 1981. He also has a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Botswana and Swaziland which he acquired in 1978. He have attended a number of short courses,  conferences, workshops and seminars addressing issues pertaining to project planning, appraisal and management including financial sector management. Mr Thipe  has also participated in various forums organized by such bodies as the ECA, World Bank/IMF, The Commonwealth Secretariat dealing with a wide
spectrum of economic and financial issues.

In April 2008, he was assigned by Government to head the Transport HUB as a Coordinator, he was responsible for establishing the Transport HUB office to spearhead the initiative to develop Botswana as a centre of excellence in transport and logistics in the SADC region.
He has served at Directorship level on a number of Boards of parastatals/statutory bodies and private sector entities.  These are namely: Air Botswana; Botswana Building Society (representing MFDP), Botswana Power Corporation, the Central Tender Board ( now re-constituted to form the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board), Soda Ash Botswana (Pty) Ltd, and BCL limited.
He currently serves on the BBS Board as a Non - Executive Director, particularly on the BBS  Board Committees dealing with Human Resources and Remuneration, Finance and Audit, and Demutualisation matters.
Mr. Thipe has extensive experience in dealing with public sector management issues as he was intimately involved in planning, coordination and implementation of policies and programmes/projects in various sectors of the economy.  The knowledge and expertise in this area was acquired by virtue of having served in the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning; the then  Ministries of Minerals and Water Affairs, and Works and Transport; and the Ministry of Transport and Communications at various stages in his Public Service career spanning a period of 32 years.
He was appointed Permanent Secretary, for the then Ministry of Works and Transport from September 2002 to March 2008.  His responsibilities, amongst others, involved the supervision of the Department of Buildings and Engineering Services, Roads, Road Transport and Safety, Civil Aviation, and the Central Transport Organisation.  He also supervised two parastatals namely: Air Botswana and Botswana Railways. He had the opportunity to initiate and implement policies and  programmes/projects in all these sub-sectors in accordance with the National Development Plans of Government.


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