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BOTSWANA BENEFICIATION FROM A MARKETING AGREEMENT PERSPECTIVE: LOCAL ROUGH SUPPLIES - A PROMISE BROKEN...
11 May 2015
CHAIM EVEN-ZOHAR
The President of Botswana, the Honorable Seretse Khama Ian Khama, has all the legitimate means to fix the plight of his country's ailing diamond-beneficiation sector, i.e., factory closings and the retrenchment of some 700 workers during the past few months. Only one thing is needed to turn the situation around: to muster the political will and courage to do so. This may sound like an impossible challenge given today's diamond market and economic realities - but it can be done. In fact, it must be done, according some stakeholders in Botswana. This isn't for someone from the outside to say. The president of Botswana heads an independent sovereign government, and it is up to him to set the policy priorities in his country.

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