Festus Mogae

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Mogae discusses the vicious cycle of corruption and climate change and also challenges of increasing resource scarcity and population pressures. He calls for an end to finger pointing from and towards different parts of the world. Mogae discusses the duty of Africa, like other continents to protect the environment but also the aspiration to raise living standards and he sees global investment in clean power as the solution to this.

Mr. Festus G. Mogae was president of Botswana from 31st March 1998 to 31st March 2008. He was Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Development Planning from 1975 to 1976. He served in Washington, DC as Alternate and the Executive Director, International Monetary Fund for Anglophone Africa from 1976 to 1980. He was Governor of the Bank of Botswana from 1980 to 1981. From 1982 to 1989 he was Permanent Secretary to the President, Secretary to the Cabinet and Supervisor of Elections. Mr. Mogae joined politics in 1989 and was appointed Minister of Finance and Development Planning and became Vice President in 1992. He has received a number of honours and in October 2008, Festus Mogae was awarded the Mo Ibrahim prize for good governance.

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