Margaret Nasha

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Margaret Nnananyana Nasha
Parliamentary Speaker
In office
October 2009 – October 2014
President Ian Khama
Succeeded by Gladys Kokorwe
Personal details
Political party Botswana Democratic Party

Margaret Nnananyana Nasha is a politician from Botswana, the first female speaker of the Parliament of Botswana.[1] She represents the Botswana Democratic Party.[2]

Before entering parliamentary politics Nasha was a civil servant.[1] She first entered cabinet in 1994, and in 1999 won the parliamentary seat for Gaborone Central.[1] Nasha served previously as the Minister for Local Government,[3] and as Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Owino, Wene (21 October 2009). "Botswana elects first female Speaker". The Nation (Kenya). 
  2. ^ Gabathuse, Ryder; Siki Motshwari Johaness (16 February 2009). "Nasha the BDP "Iron Lady"". Mmegi. 
  3. ^ Molefhe, Rampholo (27 February 2009). "Trade proposals pass, Nasha wants her share". Mmegi. 
  4. ^ "Does finance business suffer in parley with minister not attending?". Mmegi. 21 August 2009.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)