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The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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Advocacy group says “too little, too late” for Zim to demand transparency in diamond sector

27 january 2016
A Zimbabwean advocacy group, the Centre for Natural Resources Governance (CNRG), has said that recent claims by the country’s central bank governor that Harare had been losing a lot of potential income due to lack of transparency in the diamond sector, is “ too little, too late”.
Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya was quoted by The Herald newspaper and New Ziana news agency as saying that it was “critical that transparency and accountability in the diamond mining sector be enhanced”.
Zimbabwe once claimed that diamond mining would contribute about $2 billion towards the fiscus per annum, but this remained a pipe dream.
Now the miners in Marange are saying that their deposits had depleted.
 “We don’t know the quantum [of diamonds] that was produced. We don’t know how much was exported. We need to improve on transparency and accountability for those resources so that we have a positive outlook,” - Mangudya said.
“Now, we call upon the government to stop the bleeding and salvage the little that remains in Marange,” said Farai Maguwu, the director of CNRG group, which had been calling for transparency in Marange for several years.
He said there was need for Harare to put a moratorium to all mining operations in Marange, as well as for President Robert Mugabe to set up an independent commission of inquiry to investigate illicit financial flows involving Marange diamonds.
He said that Zimbabwe should carry out a forensic audit of all the corporations in Marange, allow the Anti-Corruption Commission to carry out its own investigations and grant it unfettered access to company premises and the parent ministry.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished