Last week we were happy to welcome a delegation from the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) to our A-Star Alliance, Aurostar Diamonds Botswana factory. Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Keletsositse Olebile, Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Reginald Selelo and their team visited the factory as part of their efforts to build and foster stronger relations with their clients.
After a comprehensive site tour and explanation of the diamond manufacturing process, Aurostar Diamonds Director, Mr. Arpan Mehta and Factory Manager Mr. Bart Heylen seized the opportunity to discuss the achievements and challenges faced by the company directly with the BITC CEO and COO. As an organisation, Aurostar Diamonds Botswana believes in the conducive and stabile business environment that is provided by Botswana and how it can help to achieve their goals through Beneficiation. This was recognised by Mr. Olebile and he further urged Aurostar Diamonds to take advantage of the Botswana One Stop Service Centre offered by BITC. He also affirmed BITC’s commitment to continue their support in order to be able to sustain and grow our business and subsequently benefit the country through employment creation and other economic benefits.
“I would like to thank BITC for their efforts in helping us establish our operations in Botswana. It has been a very positive experience as they have provided guidance and practical help on a host of different issues relating to setting up our factory. The infrastructure they have created for the diamond industry in Botswana provides a great base for Gaborone as a diamond hub.” - Arpan Mehta, Director Aurostar Diamonds Botswana.
What is Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC)?
Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) is an integrated Investment and Trade Promotion Authority with an encompassing mandate of investment promotion and attraction; export promotion and development including management of the Nation Brand.
The organization plays a critical role of driving Botswana’s economic growth through attraction of FDI, domestic investment, facilitation of expansions and further spearheads the growth of exports by promoting locally manufactured goods to regional and international markets. BITC drives wealth creation for Batswana by creating platforms that will ensure increased citizen participation in the economy and create sustainable job opportunities. Of significant importance within the role of this organization is building and maintaining a positive and impressive image of our country locally and internationally.
Through this encompassing mandate, BITC has committed to deliver service excellence to ensure the ease of doing business for investors. This commitment is made possible by the Botswana One Stop Service Centre (BOSSC).
What is Botswana One Stop Service Centre?
BOSSC is an investment facilitation center within BITC which houses relevant government agencies as a single cohesive structure that provides prompt, efficient and transparent services to investors. BOSSC has made available shortened and simple administrative procedures and guidelines for issuance of business approvals, permits and licenses, thereby removing bottlenecks faced by investors in establishing and running businesses in Botswana. For more information on BITC visit www.gobotswana.com, Botswana Investment and Trade Centre Facebook page or call +267 3633300.
BITC, Botswana Investment and Trade Centre, Botswana, Aurostar, Arjav Diamonds, Ashit Mehta, Arpan Mehta, beneficiation, Responsible Sourcing, A-star Alliance