Government to improve local miners on the market
Government has promised to improve the market for local miners by exporting different minerals to other countries for the country to achieve the Malawi 2063.
Speaking during the question and answers session as he was responding to Member of Parliament (MP) for Dowa Central Constituency, Darlington Hawara, in Parliament Building on Tuesday President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera said his government was working on ways that would help local miners to succeed on the market.
This came in after Harawa asked what was the government doing to support local miners financially, to which the President responded by saying that the government has a heart for local miners and it was aware of the problems that they are mainly lacking financial support.
“The formation of the mining bill has just been concluded, which means that mining companies will be able to process minerals here in the country,
“…My government has engaged FDH and Standard Banks to provide financial support to the local miners, we are finalizing some deals and the government will soon through the ministry of mining to inform the general public on the way forward,” Chakwera added.
He said that the reports of the Geo mapping study that was commissioned by former President Joyce Banda were released in 2015 by the then responsible Minister, Bright Msaka, were released in 2015 and another one in 2021, in the 1 newspaper.
The response came in when President Chakwera was responding to Harawa on the issue of the report concerning the survey done in 2015.
The government’s Malawi 2063 includes mining as one way in which the country could improve from the state that it is right now.