The Company is mandated by Government to provide assay services for Small and Large Scale Gold Exporters.
New Assay Regime
Assaying for Large Scale Mining Companies
The new Assaying regime that was established pursuant to Regulation (3) of the Minerals and Mining General Regulation 2012(LI 2173) has brought small and large-scale mining companies on board to assay all their produce before export since the 19th of February, 2018.
In fulfilling the directive, a modern laboratory building was put up using a World Bank grant facilitated by the Minerals Commission and the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources. PMMC further embarked on upgrading and capacity building that has placed the national assay lab in the position to assay all produce from both the small and large scale mining companies.
Transshipment of Gold by PMMC
PMMC has gone into an agreement with GRA (Customs Division) that allows gold produced in neighboring countries to be brought into Ghana, documented, and shipped as Transit Gold.
PMMC Jewellery Ltd is the nation’s premier jeweller and the market leader in the production and sales of jewellery. PJL manufactures and markets both hand-made and machine-made jewellery in gold, diamond, silver, and other precious minerals and stones.
We produce contemporary and indigenous 18kt and 22kt gold jewellery using Ghanaian designs such as Adinkra to market Ghana’s rich gold jewellery to the world. We buy back old and broken jewellery and remould old jewellery into new designs.
Our products are authentic and can match up to international standards. We pride ourselves in good quality products and services in the following capacities:
- Perfect finish
- Quality Guaranteed
- Hand-crafted jewellery
|Diamond House||Kinbu Road Diamond Lane||0555 810 005|
|Osu Showroom||Oxford Street||0556 771 438|
|Tema Shop||Community 11||0556 771 415|
|Spintex shop||Community 18 Junction||0556 771 414|
|Kumasi Shop||Adum Ampomah Arcade||0556 771 416|
Trained and knowledgeable staff are available to assist customers to make informed buying decisions.
PMMC! The Nation’s Premier Jeweller.
PMMC is responsible for the marketing of the rough diamonds produced in Ghana. The marketing system in operation is open to all prospective foreign companies desirous of purchasing Ghana’s diamonds. Interested foreign companies are required to send applications, indicating their intentions to purchase diamonds in Ghana, for consideration.
Ghana currently produces about 500,000 carats of rough diamonds annually. This is made up of mixed parcels. The Company acquires its rough diamonds mainly from the private diamond winners which include individual small-scale diamond mining companies. For the purchase and export of rough diamonds, the Company operates an open market system for marketing the rough diamonds. This is done in strict compliance with Kimberley Process Certificate Scheme (KPCS) requirements.
The Kimberley Process
Ghana is a member of the Kimberley Process. The Kimberley Process started when Southern African diamond-producing states met in Kimberley, South Africa in May 2000 to discuss ways by which the trade in conflict diamonds can be stopped and to ensure that diamond purchases were not financing violence by rebel movements and their allies seeking to undermine legitimate governments.
In Dec 2000, the UN General Assembly adopted a landmark resolution supporting the creation of an international certification scheme for rough diamonds. By November 2002, negotiations between governments, the international diamond industry, and civil society organizations resulted in creating the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme – KPCS.
The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme – KPCS was implemented in Ghana in 2003 under the Kimberley Process Certificate Act, 2003 which was enacted by the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana on 24th October 2003.
Currently, the Kimberley Process – KP secretariat in Ghana is situated at the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and is chaired by Mr. Ben Aryee (Focal Person).
Precious Minerals Marketing Company – PMMC has been assigned by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to issue the Kimberley Process certificate and regulate all diamond trade in Ghana. The KP office in Precious Minerals Marketing Company collects all the diamond statistics and forwards them to the KP authorities.
The Kimberley Process Office in PMMC is under the technical department. It is headed by Mr. Ofori Amanfo and scheduled to a trained diamond valuer, Ms. Hajaratu Kazeem, who is well vested in the rules and regulations of the KP. She ensures that the export of diamonds takes place within the framework of the Kimberley process before the KP certificate is issued.
Before the parcels of diamonds are exported, they are inspected to make sure that illegal diamonds do not make their way into the diamond markets of the world. The KP office ensures that all diamonds exported from Ghana are conflict-free and meet KP requirements and guidelines
For further enquiries on issues related to KP certificates, statistics, and export of rough diamonds, contact Ms. Hajaratu Kazeem through any of the following addresses: