Don't get yourself so hyped up, the government's going to take all of It and leave nothing to us
We found diamonds!!
More diamonds for us again!!
I knew it, they took the diamonds from us and left us with nothing!!
What am I supposed to do now, I don't have any money to feed my family!!
People working for the diamond industry have found a bunch of diamonds along the coast. One of the workers gets excited, but the other one knows that they won't benefit from it at all.
Time to hand over most of the diamonds sir.
Many people have died over these diamonds, especially the workers.
The industry and the government take all the diamonds from the workers, and make money off of them. Due to poor governance, only a fraction of the diamonds go back to the area it was mined in.
This is how it works in Sierra Leone. The country is extremely rich in resources, but the people and the economy is poor. Due to the fact that the tax rate is 30% and the very low income that people make.
Many people in Sierra Leone died of starvation, because the poor governance looking after its people. The diamonds were rarely ever given back to the miners. The miners never made enough money to feed themselves and their families.