BY KABELO SEITSHIRO
KGK Diamonds Botswana Pty. Ltd says as part of its localisation and citizen empowerment plan, it has embarked on a training programme that facilitates the training of local citizens in India.
KGK Diamonds Operations Manager Siddarth Gothi said the first group was sent in the year 2018, followed by the second cohort that left for training on the 11th July 2019.
The first group is expected to return to Botswana during October 2019.
“India is known as one of the largest diamond cutting and polishing centers in the world with a rich history and background and is thus the best place to give candidates the right exposure and experience within the diamond industry,” said Gothi.
The three months training programme is aimed at enhancing the skills and abilities of candidates with regard to the diamond cutting and polishing industry. The training focuses on the full spectrum of the diamond manufacturing pipe-line from rough to a fully polished diamond.
“KGK Diamonds Botswana’s is keen to make a significant contribution towards the socio economic development of Botswana and to impart cutting and polishing skills to locals especially the youth,” Gothi said.
KGK Diamonds Botswana Pty. Ltd is a Diamond cutting and polishing factory established in Botswana in 2014. Gothi said that the company has trained hundreds of locals in diamond trading in the last five years.
“The different cultural exposure and the benefits are exponential. The trainees will get an appreciation of a different culture and a different way of operating business. At KGK we believe in driving excellence until one is inspired to shine,” he said.