Malawi loses K20m a day in illegal mining

Malawi is losing a whopping K20 million a day, parliamentarians and other stakeholders have been told.

Welani Chilenga the Chairperson for Parliamentary committee on Natural Resources and Climate Change : There is lack of coordination in the fight against these activities

This has moved the Parliamentary Committee on Natural Resources and Climate Change to call for a stakeholders meeting in a bid to end illegal mining in the country.

The chairman of the committee, Welani Chilenga has expressed concern over the rising illegal mining in the country.

Several stakeholders including Inspector General of Police George Kainja, the civil society and government representatives are participating in a meeting aimed at tackling illegal mining.

Inspector-General of Police George Kainja has observed that the fight against illegal mining in the country has not been effective due to lack of coordination among law enforcement agencies.

He was responding to questions from the Parliamentary Committee on Natural Resources and Climate Change as to how the Malawi Police Service is tackling illegal mining.

“My observation is that there is lack of coordination in the fight against these activities. Currently, our officers haven’t been sensitised on the new legislation. In the end, we use the old laws which do not have punitive punishments,” he said.

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nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
8 months ago

tikuti miyala imabedwa pa dzana ija DZALANYAMA IN THE NAME OF OF ”” SAMPLES” KUPITITSA KU CANADA NDI KU AUSTRALIA ZINATI BWANJI’….????? KAYELEKELA ??????
kutipisitsa bwanji kodi .
A TONSE ayambile kumbuyoku kuti anasokoneza malamulo ndi ndani. agalu onse a dpp munasiya kuyendetsa dziko lokomera anthu koma kuononga basi.
TIKUDIKILA MILANDU IFE.

President Chisokonezo
8 months ago

I was calculating per year and it’s more than Malawi budget I found that it is 532 trillion, yet Malawi budget is 2 trillion kwacha. Malawi ausauka chifukwa Cha uchitsiru.

Joker
Joker
8 months ago

True that

Benjones87
Benjones87
8 months ago

Tonse is too slow in acting on issues. Malawi will be looted by the time they act. Pls tonse we trusted you by voting but you are at snail speed. Your minister s are not performing. Some are even corrupt.

BigMan
BigMan
8 months ago

What a sleepy little country.

How many times must we hear about illegal mining? Yet the police, the ministry, the judiciary, the legislature, the executive, all just sit phwiiiii! Fiddling whilst the country is burning. Busy giving useless speech after useless speech.

Crack the whip for Gods sake, get someone arrested, shake a few people up, confiscate some licenses, give some tasks to some auditors etc……,

Do something!!!!!!!!

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