Preparations are on-going for the 2013 Debswana inter-mine games that will be held on the 8th to the 9th of June this year at the Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines (OLDM).
More than 400 participants from Debswana Corporate Centre (DCC) and Jwaneng Mine are expected to compete in different sporting codes such as athletics, pool, boxing, table tennis, darts, volleyball, chess, golf and soccer.
The initiative is part of Debswana’s commitment towards sensitizing its employees on issues of health and safety. Through this initiative, the company also seeks to encourage employees to keep themselves healthy at all times. The games are also perceived as part of the company’s team building initiative.
In an interview with The Sunday Standard, the Corporate Affairs Manager at OLDM, Kesego Okie, said that since their inception 10 years ago, the games have benefited Debswana immensely.
“These games, which were started 10 years ago, are very important as they help promote wellness and healthy lifestyles among Debswana employees through physical exercise both at the workplace and at home. Such interaction also contributes towards building effective interpersonal behaviors that build a solid and productive team,” she said.
In addition, Okie said that these games are geared at helping to promote the sense of wellbeing as well as uplifting the employee value proposition for Debswana employees and the company as a whole. She said that the company believes in the philosophy that a healthier workforce is a happier and more productive workforce at work and at home.
“Employees are invigorated about the upcoming 2013 inter-mine games and a great number of them have jumped on the bandwagon. Most of the teams have been practicing for more than a month now and we all await the start of the games with baited breath as we anticipate nothing less than a thriller of games,” she said.