Tags: Kayelekera Uranium Mine

Report faults Paladin incentives

International civil society group, ActionAid, has released a report that accuses Australian mining firm Paladin (Africa) Limited ripping Malawi off $43 million (around K19 billion) through ‘harmful’ tax incentives and tax dealings. But Paladin country director Gregg Walker yesterday dismissed the report as a misrepresentation of facts and another attack from the civil society, saying…

Varied voices, same song

Disunited civil society interventions are partly to blame for the hardship of people affected by investments in mining. JAMES CHAVULA writes. ————————————————— In the hills of Karonga North West, Village Head Sele likens civil society organisations (CSOs) to an undertaker. “The non-governmental organisations are here because things are already out of hand. They often come…

Corporate social accountability matters

Signed and sealed, community development agreements mark a desired breakaway from ambiguities of corporate social responsibility. ——————————— Atupele Muluzi’s slim-fit suits set him apart from the blur of potbellied ministers and VVIPs clad in routine office wear fraught with fashion offences. The youthful former minister responsible for mining and natural resources was always in the…