OLDM GM’s walk instills spirit of philanthropy

By Thandy Tebogo

LETLHAKANE - Orapa Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines (OLDM) General Manager’s walk encourages the spirit of philanthropy and wellness as proceeds of the walk continue to develop Boteti Sub-district.

Speaking during the walk in Orapa on Saturday, guest walker and also chief executive officer of Stanbic Bank Mr Chose Modise detailed how the P450 000 made in 2019 contributed towards the completion of the P1.5 million clinic facility in Moremaoto.

“In 2018 the walk raised P1.2 million towards the construction of a Special Education classroom block at Tsienyane Primary School in Rakops,” he said.

The project, he said, had been completed at a cost of P4.75 million.

Furthermore, he indicated that Stanbic Bank strongly believed that their long-term profitability as a business was dependent on the well-being and stability of the country.

“Until our communities are comfortable we cannot achieve sustainability, hence we are committed as a bank to support such initiatives,” he said.

He said though they were in business to make profit, they were very clear that their conversation and engagement were led by their purpose which is: Botswana is our home, we drive her growth.

Mr Modise appreciated Debswana’s unwavering commitment to uplifting communities.

For his part, OLDM General Manager Mr Mogakolodi Maoketsa said the aim of the walk was to complement the company’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI)’ efforts in an endeavour to uplift the socioeconomic status of communities in the Boteti Sub-district.

Mr Maoketsa stated that through the CSI programme, they endeavoured to create a legacy of prosperity and resilience among communities where they operated and to partner with likeminded entities and individuals to improve the lives of Batswana.

The walk does not only endeavour to raise money for community-focused interventions but to improve
wellness by encouraging a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle. BOPA