Work hard and you will find success

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Zim diamond mines to remit $150 mln by year end - report

12 november 2012

Companies mining diamonds in Zimbabwe will remit $150 million to the country’s Treasury by the end of the year, an official has said.
This was a sharp decline from $600 million that the southern African country had initially targeted.
Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation chairperson Godwills Masimirembwa was quoted by The Herald newspaper as saying that the low revenue was a result of the illegal sanctions imposed on the country’s diamond mines by the U.S.
"From January to September this year, we have remitted about $113 million to Treasury from royalties and dividends, a figure that is way below the projected $600 million," he said.
"The main reason why the figures are low is because we have a limited customer base due to the illegal sanctions. That limited customer base is under threat of being punished by Ofac (Office of Foreign Assets Control) of America for buying Zimbabwean diamonds."
He also said that the trading environment was not conducive for the Zimbabwean diamonds to realise optimal prices.

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