Malawi and its Minerals

Malawi and its Minerals

Malawi is not known historically to be well endowed with mineral wealth. Indeed, the late President for Life Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda used to rally the people to greater efforts by stating that although Malawi did not have gold, diamonds or copper, it had something just as valuable: fertile soil and plentiful water.Malawians were thus urged to work hard in the fields to grow more maize – their “green gold.” The lack of development in the mineral sector is therefore not strange in view of the general ignorance that existed, and continues to exist, in Malawi in this regard. This paper thus aims to shed some light on the realities on (in) the ground in the context of recent developments. 

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