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Zimbabwe’s jewellery industry on the verge of collapse

23 april 2009

The Jewellery Council of Zimbabwe says the country’s jewellery industry, which had been rocked by a series of operational challenges is teetering on the brink of collapse.
"Our industry contributes immensely to the economy, but if you compare it with other sectors, you can see that the authorities view us as SMEs or even as (part of the) informal sector,” council chairperson Fidelis Dhana said.
"Instead of being partners with the government we actually find ourselves as victims because the policies formulated by government are forcing us to close our businesses."
He said the industry had been neglected by the parent ministry saying most officials from the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development were not aware how the industry operated.
Dhana noted that some countries such as India, Malaysia and Israel had a vibrant jewellery industry thanks to support from their governments, urging the same from the Zimbabwean government.
However, this was likely to happen soon, as the Zimbabwean government’s coffers are said to be dry.
The council is made up of retailers and manufacturers who specialises in the production and sale of jewellery.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished from Namibia