Mineral theft is economic sabotage

Editor, RE: “Who’s stealing Rwandan minerals? Coltan worth US$2m stolen in Dar” (The New Times, October 19).
A worker sorts minerals at Mineral Supply Africa offices at Gikondo. (File)
A worker sorts minerals at Mineral Supply Africa offices at Gikondo. (File)

RE:Who’s stealing Rwandan minerals? Coltan worth US$2m stolen in Dar” (The New Times, October 19).

This may not be theft as it seems; it may indeed be economic sabotage. As indicated, there is higher insurance costs, and higher monetary costs, because one has to deliver 100% before any advance, meaning that one had all money invested in advance.

But worse, if this is economic sabotage tomorrow it will be coffee, tea…thus suffocating Rwanda foreign currency earning. Action is needed very fast to get a permanent solution.

 Mathew

 

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