Give Your Life A New Meaning
“If there is no meaning to life… then life is without a driving force, without overall substance or explanation” – Ravi Zacharias (author)
Life is supposed to be cherry, champagne, and glory. This greatest truth means that life should be a fruitful and interesting journey. No one was pre-ordained to suffer. God put you on earth so that you can enjoy life and equally blessed you with so much talent that you can manoeuvre and overcome anything. He created man to be a master of all creatures here on Earth. By giving man the ultimate authority and power on Earth, God empowered you to make decisions that will determine your destiny. You were creatively crafted to fulfil a meaning, a meaning that you must find and fulfil.
God put man at the top of the list on the ecological system; He wanted you to be in control of your destiny. Happiness is out there He just want you to find the meaning for which He created you and as a result open the door to abundance and fulfilment. Everyone’s destiny is in their hands; you will determine your happiness or unhappiness. That is why God endowed you with the flexibility of choice.
Despite human being’s various meanings here on Earth the ultimate longing of humanity is fulfilment and abundance which lead to happiness. When man finds happiness the world is at peace and there is spiritual harmony. Man is in pursuit of happiness but a lot of time people don not where to start to live the life of their dreams.
Everyone on Earth strives to fulfil their wishes spiritually, physically and material abundance. Physical and material abundance leads to spiritual abundance. No man except those with demented minds finds joy and fulfilment physically or materially only; there is a more powerful spiritual loneliness that can only be filled by finding meaning.
Finding meaning is the convergence of your physical and material longing with your spiritual urge. Your zest to live a life that you want is driven by engaging in activities so dear to you that abundance flows into your life. When you are spiritually fed you exercise your abilities fluently.
If you find your meaning you would have found the burning desire of your heart and you will summon all your energies and talents in pursuing that which you like. When life attains a new meaning, the thought process deepens because of the found harmony between the man and the spirit.
Nothing even the greatest adversity will sway you away from going after what you cherish most. You find one thing that you would rather die than not do and nothing can absolutely stop you from achieving what you want.
Meaning gives you the ability to zero your energy in what you want; gives you focus and your efforts are engaged in pursuing the one thing that defines your true desires. The resources that you have including your mental power are concentrated in achieving your meaning. You become a fanatic of your meaning. You breathe and live your meaning and embody it in all facets of your life.
Just like the magnifying glass is able to converge the sun rays to create fire, finding meaning is the same exercise of converging your talents and abilities to burn the light of achievement and fulfilment.
Meaning creates a new realization that abundance and happiness can never be found in the midst of selfishness; it is always inherently tied to the inner urge to help others fulfil what they want. The world is inter-connected so is the human race and helping others is one of the many known ways of one finding true meaning. Everybody in the world has the resource that humanity needs, in opulent abundance; the resource of time. You can give your time to pursuing things that makes the world a better place.
The issue of self-discovery is one of the intriguing puzzles of the world. But once meaning is found the glory of the world will be perennially enjoyed.
Finding meaning albeit being motivated by some external forces is predominately an inner-self-discovery. It is an exploration journey of the heart, the mind and the spirit where their convergence becomes a focal force that drives spurts of passion in a given cause.
In finding meaning because of the spiritual nature of the journey the mind needs to be clear of the past. The brain needs to be rewired to think much more positively. It is obvious that meaning cannot be found in the midst of mental turbulence. Meaning cannot thrive in negativity and gardens of storm. It is so sacred and blossoms in positivity.
Meaning is a product of inner-tranquillity and the harmony of all positive forces driving the being towards spiritual fulfilment. The pursuit of happiness is simple the pursuit of man trying to find his place here on Earth, trying to find his role and equitably discharging himself to that meaning.
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Grit divests from Letlole La Rona
Grit Services Limited, a member of the pan African real estate group, London Stock Exchange listed Grit Real Estate Income Group is divesting from Letlole La Rona Limited (LLR), a local real estate company established by government investment arm Botswana Development Corporation over a decade ago.
The Board of Directors of Letlole La Rona Limited this week announced in a statement to Unitholders that Grit Services Limited (‘Grit’) has informed them of its intention to exit its investment in the company.
Grit has been a material shareholder in LLR since 2019. On 07 March 2023, Grit sold 6 421 000 linked units, representing 2.29% of the Company’s total securities in issue, at a market value of BWP 22 537 710.
This trade follows previous sales of 6.79% in December 2022, as communicated to Unitholders on 10 January 2023, as well as a further sale of 4.78% (representing 13 347 068 linked units) on 24 February 2023 to various shareholders.
In aggregate, Grit has sold 13.9% shareholding in the Letlole La Rona between December 2022 and March 2023, resulting in current shareholding of 11.25% in the Company.
Letlole La Rona said in the statement that the exit process will take place in an orderly manner so as to maintain stability of the Company’s share price.
The statement explained that Grit’s sale of its entire shareholding in LLR is in line with its decision to exit investments where it does not have majority control, or where it has significant exposure to currencies other than US dollar, Euro or hard-currency-pegged revenue streams.
“Grit has announced similar decisions pertaining to certain of its hospitality assets in Mauritius recently. The Company would like to advise Unitholders that it remains focused on long-term value delivery to all stakeholders” LLR said
In July last year as part of their Go-to-Africa strategy Letlole La Rona acquired an initial 30% equity stake in Orbit Africa Logistics, with an option to increase this investment to 50%. OAL is a special purpose vehicle incorporated in Mauritius, owning an industrial asset in a prime industrial node in Nairobi, Kenya.
The co-investment was done alongside a wholly owned subsidiary of London listed Grit. The Orbit facility is situated on a prime industrial site on Mombasa Road, the principal route south of Nairobi center, serving the main industrial node, the port of Mombasa and the industrial town of Athi River and is strategically located 11 kilometers south of the international airport and 9.6 kilometers from the Inland Container Depot.
Grit shareholding in Letlole La Rona was seen as strategic for LLR, for the company to leverage on Grit’s already existing continental presence and expand its wings beyond Botswana borders as already delivered by Kenya transaction.
Media reports have however suggested that LLR and Grit have since late last year had fundamental disagreements on how to go about the Go-to-Africa strategy amongst other things, fuelled by alleged Botswana government interference on the affairs of LLR.
Government through LLR founding shareholder – Botswana Development Corporation has a controlling stake of around 40 percent in the company. Government is the sole shareholder of Botswana Development Corporation.
Letlole La Rona recently released their financial results for the six months ended December 2022, revenue increased by 4% to P50.2 million from P48.4 million in the prior comparative six months, whilst operating profit was up 8% to P36.5 million. Profit before tax of P49.7 million was reported, an increase of 8% on the prior comparative six months.
“We are encouraged by the strong results, notwithstanding a challenging economic environment. Our performance was mainly underpinned by annual lease escalations, our quality tenant base and below average market vacancy levels, especially in our warehouse portfolio,” Kamogelo Mowaneng, Letlole La Rona Chief Executive Officer commented.
LLR reported a weighted average lease expiry period of 3.3 years and escalation rates averaging 6.8% per annum for the period ended 31 December 2022.Its investment portfolio value increased by 14% year-on-year to close the period at P1.4 billion, mainly driven by the acquisition of a 30% stake in OAL in July 2022.
The Company also recorded a significant increase in other income, predominantly due to foreign exchange gains on the OAL shareholder loan. “We continue to explore pipeline opportunities locally, and regionally in line with our Go-to-Africa strategy and our interest remains on value-accretive investments,” Mowaneng said.
An interim distribution of 9.11 thebe per linked unit was declared on the 6th of February 2023 for the half-year period to 31 December 2022, comprising of a dividend of 0.05 thebe and debenture interest of 9.06 thebe per linked unit which will be paid to linked unit holders registered in the books of the Company at the close of business on 24 February 2023.
Stargems Group establishes Training Center in BW
Internationally-acclaimed diamond manufacturing company StarGems Group has established the Stargems Diamond Training Center which will be providing specialized training in diamond manufacturing and evaluation.
The Stargems Diamond Training Institute is located at the Stargems Group Botswana Unit in Gaborone.
“In accordance with the National Human Resource Development Strategy (NHRDS) which holds the principle that through education and skills development as well as the strategic alignment between national ambitions and individual capabilities, Botswana will become a prosperous, productive and innovative nation due to the quality and efficacy of its citizenry. The Training Centre will provide a range of modules in theory and in practice; from rough diamond evaluation to diamond grading and polishing for Batswana, at no cost for eight weeks. The internationally- recognized certificate offered in partnership with Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Training School presents invaluable opportunities for Batswana to access in the diamond industry locally and internationally. The initiative is an extension of our Corporate Social Investment to the community in which we operate,” said Vishal Shah, Stargems Group Managing Director, during the launch of the Stargems Diamond Training Center.
In order to participate in this rare opportunity, interested candidates are invited to submit a police clearance certificate and a BGCSE certificate only to the Stargems offices. Students who excel in these programs will have the chance to be onboarded by the Stargems Group. This serves as motivation for them to go through this training with a high level of seriousness.
“Community empowerment is one of our CSR principles. We believe that businesses can only thrive when their communities are well taken of. We are hoping that our presence will be impactful to various communities and economies. In the six countries that we are operating in, we have contributed through dedicating 10% of our revenues during COVID-19 to facilitate education, donating to hospitals and also to NGOs committed to supporting women and children living with HIV. One key issue that we are targeting in Botswana is the rate of unemployment amongst the youth. We are looking forward to working closely with the government and other relevant authorities to curb unemployment,” said Shah.
Currently, Stargems Group has employed 117 Batswana and they are looking forward to growing the numbers to 500 as the company grows. Majority of the employees will be graduates from the Stargems Diamond Training Center. This initiation has been received with open arms by the general public and stakeholders. During the launch, the Minister of Minerals and Energy, Honorable Lefoko Moagi, stated that the ministry fully endorses Stargems Diamond Training and will work closely with the Group to support and grow the initiative.
“As a ministry, we see this as an game changer that is aligned with one of the United Nations’ Six Priority Sustainable Development Goals, which is to Advance Opportunity and Impact for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). What Stargems Group is launching today will have a huge impact on the creation of employment in Botswana. An economy’s productivity rises as the number of educated workers increases as its skilled workmanship increases. It is not a secret that low skills perpetuate poverty and widen the inequality gap, therefore the development of skills has the potential to contribute significantly to structural transformation and economic growth by enhancing employability and helping the country become more competitive. We are grateful to see the emergence of industry players such as Stargems Group who have strived to create such opportunities that mitigate the negative effects of COVID-19 on the economy,” said the Minister of Minerals and Energy.
Food import bill slightly declines
The latest figures released by Statistics Botswana this week shows that food import bill for Botswana slightly declined from around P1.1 billion in November 2022 to around P981 million in December during the same year.
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