Namibia needs to train more people in diamond polishing

Namibia needs to train more people in diamond polishing
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There is a need for training more people in the field of diamond polishing countrywide.
That sentiment was expressed by Mines and Energy Deputy Minister Kornelia Shilunga during a handing over of certificates to four KGK Diamonds Group employees.
The group was sent to India or training in mining, polishing of diamonds and gemstones, jewellery as well as retail.
Namibia is known to have produced about two million carats of rough diamonds in 2017, placing it on the ninth position in global diamond production and sixth position in exports value worldwide.
The three-month training includes planning and analysis of diamonds.
Based in 17 countries, including Namibia, the KGK Group is a global company majoring in mining, polishing of diamonds and gemstones, jewellery as well as retail.
It is the first initiative by the company, which plans to send more people into the field.