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No business as usual in mining sector—Atupele

Malawi’s newly appointed Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Atupele Muluzi has said it is high time Malawi stopped the ‘business as usual’ approach in handling the mining sector, promising to change such attitude during his term of office. Muluzi said this at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe on Wednesday when…

Malawi urges smallscale miners to form cooperatives

Malawi government, through the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, has pleaded with artisanal and smallscale miners in the country to form cooperatives instead of operating individually. The ministry’s public relations officer, Levison Wesley Undi, made the call at Zuc Lodge in Balaka on Tuesday on the sidelines of a week-long training session for…

The yellow cake that never cheered Malawi

Announced amid a huge political storm—a post election impasse refusing to abate—news that Australian energy giant, Paladin Energy Limited has halted production at the country’s sole uranium mine at Kayelekera in Karonga has been greeted with nervousness and regret by the country’s economic watchers. The development has, however, received a little lukewarm reaction than it…

CCJP faults Malawi minerals policy

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP), an arm of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), yesterday outlined weaknesses surrounding Malawi’s Mines and Minerals Policy guiding the country’s mining sector. The commission, which is implementing a two-year extractive project called Tonse Tipindule alongside other faith-based organisations, also said the policy has a number of…

Malawi earns K1.7 billion from mining royalties

Malawi Government, through the Ministry of Mining says it collected K1.7 billion (about $4.2m) from royalties and other fees in the mining sector in 2013, a figure which is four times higher than what was collected in the preceding year. “Our revenue collection from royalties and other fees increased four times during the year peaking…