Citizens across Africa have taken to social media platforms to hail Botswana for appointing 30 year old  Bogolo Joy Kenewendo as minister for Investment, Trade and Industry.

They  say her appointment despite her age is a rare feat that needs to be replicated across the continent.

Kenewendo was one of the ministers appointed by Botswana’s new president Mokgweetsi Masisi, who in his inaugural address pledged to invest in the youth and create job opportunities for them.

Kenewendo becomes Botswana’s youngest ever minister, two years after she was appointed by the former president Ian Khama as a member of parliament.

While some social media users have cautioned against celebrating her appointment simply because of her age, Kenewendo is no stranger to the portfolio she’s been tasked to manage.

She has previously worked as a trade economist in the Ministry of Trade and Industry in the Government of Ghana.

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Botswana’s new minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, @BogoloKenewendo is my definition of #SlayQueen.

Additional reporting by Africanews

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