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Angola pushes plan to diversify from diamond mining

13 february 2012

Angola has stepped up efforts to diversify its mining base away from a primary reliance on diamonds, a government official has said.
Angolan minister of Geology, Mines and Industry Joaquim David told the just ended Investing in African Mining Indaba that the mining industry, apart from diamonds, had been lying idle for some time but had a great potential.
“Our country has been blessed with an environment of peace for the past 10 years and this has given us room to diversify our economy,” he said.
“We are also pleased with the success in the oil and diamond industry but we are now looking at the same thing with other minerals.”
David said that they had already divided the country into four regions to determine its geological potential.
“We now need investors to help us realise this potential. It is true we made a big effort to develop the oil industry but we did not do that alone. We received help from investors and we want the same with mining,” he said.
Angola was targeting copper, manganese, phosphate and iron ore among other minerals.
Meanwhile, David said that the Angolan government had decided to allow locals to engage in artisanal diamond mining to help control illegal immigrants from smuggling the gems.
“Most of our diamonds are alluvial, so they are prone to smuggling,” he said.
David also said that the new Mining Code had helped remove impediments that discouraged miners from investing in the country.
“We have been addressing investors for some years now at this Mining Indaba but we felt that we were not up to their expectations,” he said.
He said the new code had bundled exploration and mining licences together.
Investors were worried that there might not receive mining licences in the country having invested much in exploration work.

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