Our Mandate

By the Small Business Act (SBA), the Local Enterprise Authority’s mandate is to promote entrepreneurship and develop the Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs).

Who We Are

Our Vision

To be the centre of excellence for development of entrepreneurship and sustainable SMMEs in Botswana

Our Mission

To promote and facilitate entrepreneurship and SMME development through targeted interventions in pursuit of economic growth and job creation.

Our Value Proposition

“Empowering the entrepreneur to start and grow their business.”

Our Values


We build an entrepreneurial culture and unearth business opportunities for the SMMEs.


Through our internal teamwork and effective stakeholder collaboration, we amplify our results of growing the SMME sector.


We seek to deliver a positive and sustainable impact on the economy, society, and environment, by creating a supportive ecosystem for the growth and success of SMMEs.


Listening to and valuing the needs and aspirations of our people, stakeholders and customers. We build trust and rapport which is essential for long term success.

People & Culture

The organisation through Human Capital is focused on deploying five strategic areas of human resources, which are Leadership Effectiveness, Values Driven Corporate Culture, Employee Engagement, Talent Management as well as Human Capital Governance and Organisational Efficiency.

Mrs. Lorato Ntakhwana


Mr Chilipi Mogasha

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Chairperson

Mr Keoagile Mothibedi

Human Resources Committee (HRC) Chairperson
Mr Lebogang Matalale

Mr. Tefo Setlhare

Board Member

Mr. Godfrey Molefe

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Sesebo Dintwe

Acting Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Onkabetse Moatlhodi

Chief Digital Officer

Mr. Fana Kelebogile

Acting Chief Operations Officer

Mr. Mompati Baiphethi

Head, Capability Development

Ms. Tshephang Thapa

Head, Human Capital

Ms. Shatho Orapeleng

Head, Market Access

Ms. Boitsheko Ntshingane

Legal Advisor

Ms. Boikhutso Kgomanyane

Head, Channel Network-South

Mr. Monyadiwa Masilo

Head, Sector Innovation

Ms. Dynah Solani

Head, Information And Knowledge Management

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