Chiefs moves in to stop Chinese mining firms from exploiting locals

Some Chinese nationals doing mining activities in Mzimba risk expulsion from the district as the Ngoni Chief’s Council in the district has agreed to shut down all illegal mining activities.

Inkosi Mbelwa V : Chiefs in his Mzimba kingdom against exploitative miners

The council’s secretary senior chief Mpherembe has said all those involved in the mining activities in the district will now have to produce valid documents.

“We are doing this because the government has failed to tell us which foreigners have valid licences to mine in our areas,” he said.

He said the chiefs and other local leaders are to meet soon to discuss on how best the communities can benefit from the mining industry in their local areas.

The Chinese are in the district and other areas in the north mining gemstone.

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3 years ago

Finally some true malawian have started standing up against the exploitation in this country that only denefits a few people at the expense of the majority. Bravo chiefs, the power is in the people. The government most times fail us

3 years ago

I hope that these policies that are to be created will benefit and add revenue to the country’s economy through Foreign Direct Investment. The Chiefs should make policies that will demand over 50% revenue since the Chinese are the ones who are exploiting our local lands secretly, so Malawi needs to be benefiting more through the FDI (Foreign Direct Investment).

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