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Namibian diamond manufacturers form association

28 january 2009

Namibian Diamond manufacturers have established an association that would be known as the Diamond Manufacturers Association of Namibia (DIAMAN) to push for the development of the industry as well as lobby relevant authorities with one voice.
Diaman’s new secretary general who is also the managing director of LLD Diamonds Namibia, Kombadayedu Kapwanga, told Rough&Polished in Windhoek that the biggest challenge facing manufactures was the weak diamond market.
The association would be chaired by Burhan Seber, who is the managing director for Hardstone Processing.
“On a first meeting of association the agenda was solid strategy of survival of cutting factories in a current economic downturn. Even after this meeting we could not find a right solution. Everything is up to De Beers, we hope that it will lower the prices for rough diamonds”, he said.
The crisis had forced the country’s 11 sight-holders of NDTC to either retrench or send their employees on paid leave.
The economic recession in the US had been a significant threat to the diamond market as it accounted for half of the market. Diamond cutters across the globe had been building up debt as there are no credit options available to them and this has made them reluctant to buy additional stock.

Veronica Novoselova, Rough&Polished African bureau editor in Namibia