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10 october 2012

The Permanent Secretary of Mines and Energy, Kahijoro Kahuure, recently made his first operational visit to Namdeb's diamond mining areas at the southern coast, Orange River and the northern coast, Rapaport reported citing AllAfrica.
Kahuure used the visit to enrich his understanding of Namdeb's diamond mining operations and processes, the company's strategy and the rationale underpinning various business decisions. Namdeb initiated the visit with the purpose of gaining Kahuure's support for Namdeb to achieve its vision of mining to 2050 and beyond.
Dr. Gabi Schneider, the director of the Geological Survey of Namibia, Rudolf Izaks, the chief mine surveyor and Secret Ruhaka, a senior diamond inspector accompanied Kahuure on the visit.
"Being one of the oldest mines, Namdeb has set high mining standards and continues to add value to the Namibian economy. Your employees are the custodians of Namdeb's pride and it is through them and other stakeholders that you will achieve your vision of mining to 2050 and beyond," said Kahuure.
Kahuure said the familiarization visit would not be the last, and that he looked forward to gaining further understanding of the industry through future dialog with Namdeb's chief executive, whom he regards as an icon in the mining industry.
In addition to this, he trusts that Namdeb will voice its concerns and challenges to enable the government to enhance its services, which will add value to its life of mine.