The piece “Cape Town Mining Indaba: Malawi captures investor interest” featured below was initially published in Malawi’s Mining Review Issue Number 23 2015 that is circulating this March 2015.
The full edition is available for download here.
To learn more about this quarterly publication, edited by Marcel Chimwala, read the post about the “Voice of the mineral sector in Malawi”.
Cape Town Mining Indaba: Malawi captures investor interest
Prospects look buoyant for Malawi to attract more investors into its mining sector as its stand at this year’s International Mining Indaba held in South Africa’s City of Cape Town was the centre of attraction for global investors who were swayed by the country’s unique and exciting mineral potential presented by the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining.
Malawi’s Commissioner for Mines Mr. Charles Kaphwiyo, who led the Malawi delegation to the Indaba, said he was amazed by the growing interest in Malawi from investors coming from around the global though the country does not have a rich mining history.
This growing interest just shows that our efforts in marketing the sector cemented by our participation at these Indabas are producing results,
The Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining team led by Mr. Kaphwiyo vigorously marketed Malawi at the Indaba.
Courtesy of the World Bank and European Union funded Mining Governance and Growth Support Project, the team was well equipped with items to market the country’s mineral potential including branded golf shirts and caps, brochures and geological reports.
With funding from FDH Bank, artisanal and small-scale miners also made the trip to the international event where they exhibited their products at the Malawi stand.