Gaborone — President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has issued a condolence message following the recent passing on former cabinet minister, diplomat and BDP stalwart Archibald Mogwe.
The message reads in part;
"I was deeply saddened at the news of the passing on of one of the architects of the modern Botswana, Honourable Archibald Mooketsa Mogwe.
There will never be enough words to describe the immense and sterling contribution Honourable Mogwe made to the development of this country, as a devoted school teacher and civil servant who scaled the heights to become Permanent Secretary to the President, Cabinet Minister and influential diplomat and peacemaker in the Southern African region and beyond.
He was an exemplary and selfless leader, a true gentleman, a hero to me and to many in Botswana, and people in other countries.
When the pages of Botswana's history, dating back to our humble and often times most challenging circumstances in this region, to the modest successes we achieved in the consolidation of the dispensation we all enjoy today, are written, the name of Hon. Archibald Mooketsa Mogwe should continue to be appropriately reflected in these chronicles.
My wife and I, as well as the Government of this Republic, join the nation in mourning this iconic man.
We celebrate his life and thank him very dearly for the sacrifices he made with the other founding fathers and mothers of this nation to bequeath us the Botswana we enjoy today."
<i>Source : BOPA</i>