Debswana’s gem keeps on sparkling 40 years later

OLDM General Manager Mogakolodi Maoketsa (far left) presents Lute Mosweunyane (far right) with a certificate for 40 years of service
OLDM General Manager Mogakolodi Maoketsa (far left) presents Lute Mosweunyane (far right) with a certificate for 40 years of service

FRANCISTOWN: After spending most of his time mining underground for the past four decades, 59-year-old Lute Mosweunyane shared his life-changing opportunity story which turned his life as a Maintenance Fitter for Debswana Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa (OLDM) Mines.

Many Batswana dreamt of moving to Orapa after the discovery of diamonds in 1976 in order to improve their standard of living, and Mosweunyane was among the luckiest to be a part of that dream team.

Orapa, at the time, was like the biblical land of milk and honey. The aspirant Mosweunyane, who came from the then-dusty village of Serowe, entered Orapa and Letlhakane mines in 1983 through its apprenticeship training programme.

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