Botswana Art Gallery shares its premises with Botswana National Museum, and the two work closely together.
The King then visited Botswana Parliament, where he was met by Speaker Dr Margaret Nasha, Botswana's first female speaker. Botswana Parliament has one chamber, with 57 elected members and five additional members who are appointed by the President. Although Botswana Parliament has only one chamber, it has two houses. The second house, Ntlo Ya Dikgosi, has an advisory role and is made up of 35 hereditary chiefs. These chiefs must not belong to any political party.
The first day of the State Visit was rounded off with a visit to the company Sanitas — the Green Diamonds of Botswana. The King was given a tour of the area and found out about the company. Sanitas was founded in the late 1960s by Gösta Nilsson, and is now run by his sons Kent and Mattias Nilsson. Its operations consist of a plant nursery, a restaurant and premises that are used for exhibitions, conferences and banqueting. Today, Sanitas is Botswana's largest garden centre.
The evening concluded with a briefing with the business delegation and dinner.