New twist to Kanyika Global Metals mining: Friends of Mabilabo threatens to takeover

Friends of Mabilabo (FOM) on Sunday threatened to takeover affairs of Kanyika Niobium Mining which is currently being run by an Australian Company, Global Metals.

Inkosi Manilabo welcoming friends of Mabilabo Left is Dr Peter Chinoko and to the right is Chrispine Sibande

Inkosi Manilabo welcoming friends of Mabilabo Left is Dr Peter Chinoko and to the right is Chrispine Sibande

DHO Dr Alinafe Mbewe briefing reporters

DHO Dr Alinafe Mbewe briefing reporters

Globe Metals has been accused of eroding the livelihoods of villagers in the area by degenerating them into abject poverty.

Speaking when the grouping was donating mattresses and bed sheets at Mabilabo Health Centre on Sunday, FOM Chairperson, Chrispine Sibande said the grouping has decided to run the affairs of Kanyika after reports indicated that Global Metals have failed to run the mine by not considering the welfare of the people around the area.

“We have long term vision for this area and one of them is to take over welfare of Kanyika Mining so that people of Mabilabo starts benefitting from their mining,” said Sibande.

During the function, Sibande announced that the grouping has formed Mabilabo Development Council so that the institution can be able to look into the affairs of the area on broad aspect.

Some of the people in the newly established council include Dr Peter Chinoko, Daniel Phiri, Chrispine Sibande, Mr Mthunzi, Mr Chidumula Jere and others.

Receiving the donation Mzimba district Commissioner, Thomas Chirwa commended FOM for the donation.

Mzimba District Health Officer Alinafe Mbewe admitted that her office is getting pressure especially with challenges which health centres are going through.

Inkosi Mabilabo and Member of Parliament for the area Deliwe Ngoma thanked Friends of Mabilabo for the timely donation which was wealth K1.4 million.

Apart from Emfeni, mattresses will also be distributed to Luwerezi and Mkoma Health centres.

Friends of Mabilabo have 80 members from different career background.

The Kanyika Niobium Mine will be the first of its kind in Africa but the fourth in the world after two other mines in Brazil and one in Canada.

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Teketeke
Guest

Hahahahaaa! So your council could afford only K1.4m only? Muli mwavindere mwekha-mwekha! What is 1.4 million Malawi Kwacha to an area?

kkkkkkkkk
Guest

This tribe is made up of total mad people. What is it that I am hearing? The Tumbukas are now possessing mine now. lets wait and see.

Phaghlani Vwavwa
Guest

THE FOM PEOPLE ARE NGONIS, NOT TUMBUKAS, OU IGNORANT AND DAFT PEOPLE

Lord Denning Chatsika
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Lord Denning Chatsika

Bambo siwande mwasiya za uloya kodi what you sre doing now is barbaric and misleading tawetengani ksye agreenent between thr the govt and glove b4 your careless and thoughtless ideas stupid

Lord Denning Chatsika
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Lord Denning Chatsika

Koma lets understand these things fo er expect a company which has just started and even b4 regitering a profit to start social works? They they will use pstt of their capitsl for this which is not recommended give the company time to reap its investment capital make a profit and share it with the villagers also lets know that we cant force a loss making venture to do social works stupid FoM

Lord Denning Chatsika
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Lord Denning Chatsika

FOM please cool down don’t mislead villagers fitstly read what was agreed between the govt and globe if globe is following the agreement then FoM ideas are careless and useless thoughtless and senseless you think globe can leave the mine to you stupid FoM sfter a very huge investment? Ma hope anga a DHO dont be party to these stupid and useless FoM

Lord Denning Chatsika
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Lord Denning Chatsika

DHO kissable lipd are single whats ur cell number tapereka pompa tibeere ku north ko udamakhale lonely kona osapanga nao za FOM you will chase away investors kungoti wherever there are mines malawians we expect too much the minerals have been there bwanji sitimakmba tokha paradin global etc abwera ndiye we just wish to be rich overnight stupid people

Mhesha
Guest

Kunamizana kumeneko Atumbuka? ! You may have good ideas but you have one inherent weaknesses. ..you don’t love kwanu…that’s it!! If you change that in your minds then bravo!

Achimidzimidzi
Guest

First of all you were supposed to make follow ups on the pledges.

Kugofikira kulengezetsa plan yolanda m’godi as long term vision. Mmmhhnn.

wez
Guest

We need independent in mabilabo area to be his own district the region was left with no facilitys no deviropment pls mr mabilabo do sothing chitukuko chikupita kwa azathu kumtunda kwa mumberwa if oro magesi tilibe tikungosilila azathu pankhameny pafupi ndi inu apo. Enough is enough bwelesani chitukuke kudela lakwani.

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