“There will be a great feast tomorrow,” said the BBC’s the small miner of the district of Simanjiro in Manyara.
“I want to build a shopping center and a school. I want to build this school near me. There are a lot of poor people here who do not have the means to take their children to the school. “
“I am not educated but I like the way things are conducted in a professional manner. So I would like my children to lead the company in a professional manner. ”
The first precious stone weighed 9,27 kg, while the second weighed 5,103 kg, said a spokesman for the ministry of Mines.
The tanzanite is a precious stone found only in a small region in the north of the nation is african.
“The event today … is to recognize the two largest gemstones tanzanite of the story from the beginning of mining in Mirerani,” said Simon Msanjila, permanent secretary of the ministry of Mines, at a ceremony in the district of Simanjiro, in the region of Manyara, northern Tanzania.
Laizer has been photographed to the tv in tanzania in front of a big cheque after the Bank of Tanzania has purchased the stones. President John Magufuli has called to congratulate Laizer on live television.
“It is a confirmation that Tanzania is rich,” said Magufuli to the minister of minerals Doto Biteko.
Last year, Tanzania has put in place in shopping centres throughout the country, to allow the artisanal miners to sell their gems and their gold to the government. The artisanal miners are not officially employed by any mining company to own and operate usually by hand.
Magufuli has inaugurated the wall around the mining concession of tanzanite in northern Tanzania in April 2018, for the purpose of controlling the mining activities and illegal trade. At the time, he said that 40% of the tanzanite produced was lost.