Residents want piece of the diamond pie

JWANENG: Residents here have pleaded with the assistant Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Biggie Butale to help attract investors who can set up diamond polishing industries to create employment for locals.

Jwaneng hosts the world’s richest mine by value, which has sustained the country’s economy for more than 30 years. However, residents feel that they have watched the diamond riches pass them by over the decades.

Customary court president, Itumeleng Mpaesele told Butale at a Kgotla meeting on Tuesday that the local residents are benefiting little from the Mine and called on initiatives to attract polishing companies to the town, in order to address runaway unemployment.

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