Police threaten to arrest illegal gold miners in Lilongwe

Malawi Police in Lilongwe have warned people of Chiwamba Village in Traditional Authority Chimutu against the illegal mining of gold in the area.

Illegal gold mining in Lilongwe

Kanengo Police Station Coordinator, Inspector Perry Mpangeni said illegal mining is not acceptable in the laws of mining in Malawi.

He said police has a duty to enforce laws, hence will not hesitate to arrest all community members involved in illegal mining activities.

“You might be benefiting from the mining activities but let me remind you that illegal mining is not acceptable,” he said.

Mpangeni told the community members that they were labouring in vain and just enriching merchants who buy gold specs from them at very low prices.

Village headman Nachiola 1, however, said illegal mining is helping people in his area to earn a living.

“Yes we agree that we are mining illegally here but if we stop mining, what will we be doing to carter for our families?” he queried.

“We appreciate the role of police in reminding and advising us on issues of illegal mining, but this is where we find our daily bread,” added Nachiola.

The illegal gold mining activities are flourishing at Lundu and Kumayani mines which are both in Traditional Authority Chimutu.

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Samuel
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Samuel

Naonso akuyesa ma samples. Nanga a malisensi aja ammene adayamila kutenga masampo zaka kumangopita popanda chanzeru. Akagulitsa money akukadyera kwao. Bola achimutuwa akudyera mwamuno.

Samuel
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Samuel

The best way is to train and register these people in corporative mining. Confrontation won’t help. Mbuzi ikalawa nchere..KKKK

Obadia Mwitere
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Obadia Mwitere

Izizi zomaopsyezanazi ndizachabechabe. What we want is the government’s swift response in creating a company to mine the gold and bring in forex. Basi. Koma panopa all we hear is boma latumiza asilikali, kapena a polisi ati amanga illigal miners. What nosense is this people???

Muswahili Mambo Sana
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Why sending a warning to people, arresting people because of wrong doings you don’t have to give a warning ?

MBEKI
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MBEKI

THATS WHY WE NEED SKC
TO CREATE I MILLION JOBS ON
THESE MINES —THESE FIELD MARSHALS HAVE FAILED COMPLETELLY — AMANGOKANDA MALISECHE BASI TULO !!

Samuel
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Samuel

One million yonse idzachokera kwa chimutu? Kadzilotani paja kulota its not illegal.

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