Let's not forget what came from the horse's mouth last August.

The chairperson of  Lucara, Lucas Lundin said the development of Karowe Diamond Mine would improve the fortunes of many. This includes employees and their families, suppliers of goods and services and many other Batswana thanks to tax revenues paid by Karowe mine to government.

"I am advised that there are a number of kimberlites' prospects in this area and other parts of Botswana offering potential for development along the lines of Karowe model. Lucara Diamond Corp is very keen to explore such opportunities," he added.