History and Background of Botswana's Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture

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TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGES ACKNOWLEDGEMENT………………………………………………………..2 METHODOLOGY………………………………………………………………3 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY………………………………………………..4 IMPORTANCE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY………………………...4 BACKGROUND…………………………………………………………………4 RELOCATION OF THE NEW MINISTRY…………………………………..5 MANDATE, MISSION AND VISSION………………………………………..6 -7 OBJECTIVES OF THE MINISTRY…………………………………………...7 FUNCTIONS OF THE MINISTRY……………………………………………..8 - 12 LIST OF PERMANENT SECRETARIES……………………………………..12 ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE…………………………………………...12 CONCLUSION……………………………………………………………………13 REFERENCES……………………………………………………………………14 APPENDICES……………………………………………………………………..15

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all who gave me support collectively and individually during the search for the information about the administrative history of the ministry and also give sincere thanks to my Ministry of Youth Sport and Culture for having granted me the opportunity to further my studies to acquire more skills and knowledge. I thank god for blessing my lectures and fellow students for making this module a success, otherwise without their support I would not have made it through with this module.

METHODLOGY
The researcher consulted the Ministry of Youth Sport and Culture on the 26 April 2012 to search for information about the background of the ministry. The researcher used the website of the ministry through the internet and policy files. The researcher also used the Ministry of Home Affairs website.

ADMINISTRATION HISTORY
INTRODUCTION
The Administration History is the structure and functioning of government, the interaction between society and government and the ideas about government in society. IMPORTANCE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Ellis J. (1993:255) the administrative history gives brief highlights of the individual’s career and life or the organisation’s foundation, development and major programs. It also provides information such as organisation charts, timeline and lists of transitional heads of the organisation from the time of inception to the current stage. BACKGROUND

Before 2007, the following departments Sport and Recreation, Culture and Youth, National Museum and Art Gallery, Botswana National Archives and Records Services, Botswana National Library Services were under the Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs. Due to the complaints from unsatisfied customers and of stakeholders on unattended issues of sports the ministry of Labour and Home Affairs was forced to split into two. In January 2007 a Presidential decree approved by the parliament was established to settle the issues of stakeholders calling for an independent ministry. The sport portfolio has been under the ministry of Labour and Home affairs for a very long time but really was merely broading the mandate of the custodian ministry, therefore issues relating to sport did not get sufficient attention. Sport department did not execute its role and the ministry had to split. The Ministry of Youth sports and culture was established in January 2007. It was envisaged that the new ministry would reflect on how delivery in these departments could be optimized and duplications removed. Whilst the economic impact of youth, sport and culture, has not yet been quantified, it is believed that the ministry could also leverage these entities to contribute towards the national priority of economic diversification.

RELOCATION OF THE NEW MINISTRY
The new ministry was then allocated their first offices at the Capitol building in the main mall. Thus Ministry was formed with the division of Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs and requisite number of employees from Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs was taken in the Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture as its initial staff. Immediately thereafter, it began its own recruitment of staff required for its proper functioning .It...
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