Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Debswana assures Mokaila company will continue benefiting Batswana

Debswana Managing Director, Jim Gowans, assured the Minister of Minerals Energy and Water Resources (MEWR), Kitso Mokaila, that Debswana continues to be in good shape to benefit Botswana, in the current and long term.

Gowans said this in Gaborone during the Minister’s visit to all the three Debswana operations, that is the Corporate Centre in Gaborone, Orapa Letlhakane Damtshaa Mines and Jwaneng Mine. The Minister’s visit commenced on the 20th and ended today on Friday, 22nd February.

“We are cautiously optimistic about the diamond market. In addition, our High Performance strategy ensures asset optimisation for the greater benefit of all our stakeholders, by delivering superior shareholder value. Our achievements to date include Cost and Operational Efficiency Project, reduction of management levels to improve effectiveness of control and Contractor Management that allows us to maximize value from contractors,” said Gowans.

The Managing Director also said that the company is passionate and committed to corporate social investment as it continues to invest P15 Million annually to uplifting communities with the bulk of the projects based on sustainability and life beyond the mines.

While in Orapa the Minister was also briefed by OLDM General Manager, Dr Adrian Gale, on OLDM’s medium term vision and values, which included aspirations to have the town of Orapa being transformed into the business hub or capital of Boteti region and a gateway into the Makgadikgadi; making it a safe, motivating, sustainable and optimised, successful, open town.

Concluding his visit at Jwaneng Mine, Mokaila applauded the Mine’s partnership with surrounding schools, under the Debswana Government.


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