We want more—President Masisi

President Masisi
President Masisi

As the deadline for the finalisation of the much-anticipated new diamond sales agreement between the state and De Beers draws near, President Mokgweetsi Masisi says the Government of Botswana "wants more".

Briefing the media yesterday, Masisi told the press "it is time Batswana get more from the diamond deal".

“When we renegotiated this agreement in 2011 ... for the first time in the history of our relationship with De Beers, we were able to open a small window," he said of the negotiations that birthed the sales deal that expires in June.

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