Nsanje local gold mining to positively reduce charcoal production

The recent discovered gold mining area by the community in the area of Traditional Authority Ngabu in Nsanje is offering good money and little by little distracting the attention of charcoal producers to something glittering.

Gold mining taking place

Chairperson for the gold mining area which is being extracted by the local communities, Samuel Paulo said Wednesday that people from Mozambique and others closer to the mining area are able to see the benefit of the hard to find mineral.

Mining is taking place

“We have started to benefit from the gold mining though it’s not an easy task, people in the community are benefiting a lot as they have turned their attention to the gold mining because they’re getting between K20,000 to K24,000 per gram,” said Paulo, adding that this was a positive move in addressing environmental degradation through charcoal production.

The gold mining site has over 2,000 people who’re doing different activities for their day to day survival.

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2 years ago

Environmental degradation does not end with stopping charcoal burning. Gold mining also involved disturbing land and use of large volumes of water.

Franklin Mlowoka
Franklin Mlowoka
2 years ago

Ministry of Energy & Mining ndiye akutipo chiani? Akufuna mpakana tiwauze kuti alowerelepo? What a ‘Reactive’ prone administration with very unrealistic priorities. We will hear them getting involved anthu akakwilirika ndi dothi. That engagement is a Health and Safety issue, please!!

Vittu Manda
Vittu Manda
2 years ago

So just because charcoal will not be burned then the environment will not be degraded really. The uncontrolled gold digging itself will her far reaching environmental impacts than you disregarded in the write up of this article

2 years ago

So we have to pray for gold mine in Lilongwe for Dzalanyama Forest to be saved. And not government to enforce it’s own laws

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