Jwaneng — Jwaneng mine has been lauded for being a degree of reference and a benchmark mannequin.

Talking in an interview throughout a tour of the mine on Wednesday, chairperson of a parliamentary portfolio committee on wildlife, tourism, pure assets and local weather change, Mr Polson Majaga stated the mine lately scored place one within the world marketplace for security.

Mr Majaga, who can also be MP for Nata-Gweta, inspired the mine administration to proceed with the nice work of being a pacesetter within the trade and mining for improvement. He added that Botswana’s diamonds had a socio-economic influence on the lives of residents.

He additionally famous that Botswana had managed to leverage its diamond manufacturing to carry improvement to individuals and keep away from a few of the issues encountered by different nations with mineral assets.

He stated the nation’s diamonds have been the mainstay of the economic system.

Mr Majaga stated because the mining trade contributed considerably to the Gross Home Product (GDP), there was want to guard it in addition to the tourism trade which was the second highest contributor to GDP.

He revealed that Jwaneng mine additionally scored place one in service supply towards 38 Anglo American operations internationally, thus making it a very good benchmark.

He stated the parliamentary committee’s go to to the mine was a studying curve as they make clear the mining processes and the way it improved the livelihoods of individuals in its zone of affect.

The committee was on a rustic broad tour to get first-hand info on the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mining and tourism sectors, amongst different points.

Briefing the committee, Jwaneng mine’s assistant basic supervisor, Mr Mogakolodi Maoketsa stated the go to was a chance for them to develop, and he thanked the delegation for his or her helpful enter.

Supply: BOPA

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