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Namibia’s Diamond Commissioner sidelined

09 february 2009

Namibia’s Mines minister has sidelined long-serving Diamond Commissioner, Kennedy Hamutenya from chairing the Kimberley Process Certificate Scheme (KPCS), opting for his deputy minister Bernhard Esau instead.
Namibia is this year chairing KPCS, which has 48 members, representing 74 countries, with the European Union and its member states counting as an individual participant.
"Minister Nghimtina has expressed confidence in his deputy minister that he will discharge this duty entrusted to him with confidence," reads a statement from the ministry.
Hamutenya was one of the key people to get the Kimberley Process off the ground in Namibia.
He was also left out of the negotiations between the Namibian Government and diamond giant De Beers for a new partnership and profit-sharing agreement, although he was part of the previous round of negotiations between 1998 and 2000.
The ministry said Namibia’s main responsibilities as chair of the Kimberly Process would be ensuring that any diamond originating from member countries does not finance rebel groups or any entity seeking to overthrow an UN-recognized government.
It would also ensure that every diamond export be accompanied by a Kimberley process certificate, and that no diamonds are imported from, or exported to a non-member of the scheme.

Veronica Novoselova, Rough&Polished African bureau editor in Namibia