Debswana Diamond Company will on 10th March 2018 officially open the Adrian Gale Diamond Museum and Orapa Game Park extension. His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Botswana, Lieutenant General Dr. Seretse Khama Ian Khama will be the guest of honour at the event.
The Diamond Museum and extension of the Game Park are part of Debswana's Orapa Today, Boteti Tomorrow (OTBT) programme. The first part of this programme being 'Orapa Today', is geared towards making Orapa a great place to live and work, while the second part, 'Boteti Tomorrow', is intended to build a sustainable alternative economy for the Boteti Sub District, in an effort to leave a lasting legacy beyond diamond mining.
The Museum is intended to capture the diamond story and showcase anecdotes, artifacts of the critical period in the history of the nation for the benefit of future generations.
The extension of the Orapa Game Park is intended to conserve and promote biodiversity for the benefit of all during the life of mine and post the existence of the mine, in addition to promoting future tourism activity in Boteti. Furthermore, the project is also intended to place Orapa Game Park as the gateway to Makgadikgadi.
The OTBT programme was conceived in 2011 by the late Dr. Adrian Gale, who was the then General Manager of Orapa Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines (OLDM). The Diamond Museum has been named after him.
Debswana is committed to ensuring that its business is conducted in a way that minimises any impact on the environment. The company proactively preserves the fauna and flora that originally existed in the areas where it operates.