Diamond trading comes home

source: Mmegi

BRIAN BENZA
STAFF WRITER

All is set for the official opening of Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTCB) this evening, a milestone occasion at which outgoing President Festus Mogae will be present.

Also present will be Vice President Ian Khama, De Beers group executives Gareth Penny and Nicky Openheimmer, senior government officials and diamond industry magnates. The occasion will also mark the handing over to the Botswana Government of the P400 million DTC Botswana building by De Beers.

During a media tour of the building yesterday, De Beers Botswana Managing Director Sheila Khama said 14 foreign journalists had also been invited to witness the momentous event which will have a crucial effect on Botswana’s future course of economic development.

“We are very excited by this moment,” Khama said, “and we wish to appeal to everyone to join us [continue reading]



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