Work hard and you will find success

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Namibia seeks to boost diamond polishing

04 march 2019

The Namibian government has engaged Botswana as it seeks to become a centre of diamond polishing, an official has said.
"With Botswana doing the selling of diamonds, maybe Namibia can become the hub for diamond polishing and manufacturing," Windhoek Observer quoted mines and energy minister Tom Alweendo as saying. 
"We are actually talking to Botswana for Namibia to become the centre for diamond polishing. We are working on that. Of course when that happens, the benefit you get is not so much from government taxes, but employment creation."
Rough diamonds from De Beers’ operations in Canada, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, are now sent to Gaborone.
Alweendo did not say how far along the talks had gone.
Namibia, the world's largest producer of marine diamonds, was said to be experiencing high unemployment as mines close and the construction sector falters.
Polishing more diamonds was expected to create the much needed jobs in a country with little beneficiation of its minerals, according to Windhoek Observer.

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