kp chair mr mathieu yamba.jpgThe Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) Secretariat is set for Harare before the end of the week for a fact finding mission of the country’s diamond industry and a possible certification of Anjin diamonds.

The high profile team, which comprises the Kimberley Process Certification Secretariat, is expected in the country before the end of this week and will be led by KPCS Chairperson, Mr Mathieu Yamba from DRC.

Mines and Mining Development Minister, Cde Obert Mpofu confirmed the visit and expressed confidence that the joint venture between the government and Chinese firm, Anjin will get the nod to start diamond exports given its compliance with the set KP guidelines.

The visit by the KP Secretariat is part of the resolutions made during the last held Intercessional meeting in Kinshasa, DRC, where it was agreed that the country should resume unconditional trade in rough diamonds despite protests from the United States and her allies.

Meanwhile, an European Union (EU) delegation is in the country to familiarise with the diamond mining.

Head of the team, Mr Nicholas Westcott, who is also the EU Managing Director for Africa said the delegation is on a two-day fact finding mission on Marange diamonds.

The visit by the KPCS Secretariat is anticipated to give the team a true picture of the state of operations in Marange.