Former President Festus Mogae will tomorrow (Monday) be the key note speaker at a dinner hosted by the Debswana Orapa and Letlhakane Mines to honour employees who are leaving the operation on retirement.
According to the Mines’ Public and Corporate Affairs Manager, Kesego Kebelaele, the retirees’ party is an annual function to honour and bid farewell to those who have served the Mines and are now going into retirement. Kebelaele says that the Mines recognize and value the contribution of every employee to the achievement of its objectives and strategy.
“These individuals have diligently served Orapa and Letlhakane Mines for a lengthy period of time, thus contributing positively to the growth of the Mines, enabling Debswana as a whole to live its promise of ‘Mining the Resource, Enriching the Nation’. It is only befitting that we celebrate their loyalty and dedication, which have enabled the Mines to positively touch the lives of Batswana through various ways. We are proud of these men and women and are honoured to have had them as part of the Debswana family. This relationship will certainly continue, and their legacy will be imparted on the current and future employees of Debswana, to ensure the sustainability of our business beyond the open pit life,” Kebelaele said.
She highlighted Debswana’s value of “shape the future” as a resounding example of how the company, through the sum total of its employees, embraces challenges and continuously outperforms itself to attain its vision of becoming the global benchmark in the diamond mining industry.
Debswana is the largest non-government employer in Botswana, with over 6,000 employees. Orapa and Letlhakane Mines alone employ over 3,500 people.