YAOUNDE (LNC) – Jean Kisito Mvogo the cameroonian National permanent secretary of the Kimberley Process, rejected the Centrafrican diamond traffic accusations levelled against Cameroon by Partnership Africa Canada (PAC).
He told it following a hearing with Ernest Gbwaboubou, the Minister of Industry and Mines, when this one met international experts of the Kimberley Process (KP), undertaking an evaluation mission in Cameroon one week ago.
Mr Mvogo did not however provide any detail to support his stance on a Pac investigation published on 2 December 2016, document which presented Cameroon as a hub for the smuggling of Centrafrican blood diamonds.
Entitled “From conflict to illicit: Mapping the diamond trade from the Central African Republic to Cameroon”, this PAC report, which denounces the “incapacity” of the country “to implement the Kimberley Process”, reveals that “Cameroon allows conflict diamonds from the Central African Republic to cross its borders and enter the legal supply chain, due to poor monitoring, smuggling and corruption”.
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