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Zim Fin minister steps up efforts to reform diamond policy

29 may 2012

Zimbabwe’s Finance minister Tendai Biti is reportedly pushing for a number reforms that could clip Mines minister Obert Mpofu’s wings and bar the army from mining diamond mines.
Newsday quoted Biti as saying that this would help improve transparency in the mining of the precious mineral.
Biti on Tuesday proposed several changes on the blueprint that would be considered for approval by cabinet next week
Biti said the government should create a new State-owned diamond entity in a development that could bust economic sanctions imposed on the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC).
ZMDC had established joint ventures with foreign firms to mine diamonds in Marange.
“The advantage of the proposed arrangement is that it gives room for specialisation in diamonds,” Biti said. “ZMDC currently focuses on all minerals, hence there is no room for specialisation. Whereas ZMDC is under sanctions, the proposed diamond agent will not be a victim of restrictive measures.”
He said the law should make it clear that co-ownership and investment in diamond mining should be vested solely in ZMDC and not any other government arms, such as security forces.
The Finance minister, who appeared frustrated by lack of revenue remitted by Anjin, a diamond mining company jointly owned by the military and Chinese investors, said the creation of alternative exchange for gems would also promote transparency.
“The idea to establish a diamond bourse in order to obtain optimum value from the sale of diamonds in Zimbabwe is fully supported,” he said.
“Furthermore, a diamond exchange that will be regulated by the Securities Act should be established.”

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