Government committed to work with Mining Investors

By Durell Namasani

Deputy Secretary to the President and Cabinet, who is also Head of the Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU) Dr Janet Banda has emphasized the government’s commitment towards assisting investors carry out activities in the mining sector, noting that the  sector is critical for the country’s development growth.

Dr Banda made the remarks today, during the closure of the  mining Pre-Lab meeting which commenced from 28th -29th   May in Lilongwe.

Dr Janet Banda

She indicated that the government is ready and open for discussions with investors in the mining industry, noting that doing so will bear economic fruits for the nation.

The DSPC further appealed to donor partners and other relevant stakeholders working with the government to fund mining activities such as capacity building, the minerals and mining regulatory authority among others.

In his remarks, Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Mining,  Joseph Mkandawire emphasized the key role of the  mining sector in attaining Malawi’s vision 2063 and the  Agriculture Tourism Mining (ATM) strategy.

He indicated that  the mining Pre-lab among others identified issues of energy, road infrastructures, environmental approvals, and fiscal matters as some of the enablers disussed in the pre-lab to unblock bottlenecks in the mining sector.

The Presidential Delivery Unit Labs, were initiated by President Chakwera in 2021 to fast – track the delivery of government’s initiatives.