Zimbabwe Govt. Urged to Cease Rough Exports

Harare: With preparations being finalized for the Zimbabwe Diamond Technology Centre (ZDTC) to open a cutting and polishing center serving the southern African region, the chairman of ZDTC, Mr. Lovemore Kurotwi, has called for the government to cease exporting rough diamonds in order to maximise profits through beneficiation.

He claimed that Zimbabwe was losing millions of dollars and missing out on employment creation opportunities by exporting their product elsewhere. “Our idea is to cut and polish all our diamonds locally,” said Mr.Kurotwi.