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Zim diamond revenue remains unclear - Minister

05 march 2012

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Tendai Biti said that there is a “clear gap” between gems being sold in the country and the amount of money reaching the treasury.
Finance Minister Tendai Biti said at an investor conference, in South Africa that the state-owned mining company, Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) had registered a “minute” 45 million carats since production started in 2006 despite “massive” mining operation taking place in Marange.
He also said that it was not “proper” for ZMDC to manage the country’s diamond production.
“It’s quite clear that we urgently need a new diamond act,” Biti was quoted as saying by Bloomberg. “This act would establish a stand-alone diamond agency.”
ZMDC mined Marange diamonds in joint ventures with South African, Chinese and Dubai-based companies that were not obliged by law to release production data.
Meanwhile, Biti said that Zimbabwe should establish a diamond exploration company and a “diamond agency” to help market the gems.
He said the country “can be happy” if it raised $200 million for its wealth fund from the diamond revenue, which was expected to reach $700 million this year. 

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