The piece “Malawi to enact new mining law this year/Minerals sector welcomes new Minister” featured below was initially published in Malawi’s Mining Review Issue Number 25 2015 May 2015.
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Malawi to enact new mining law this year
… Minerals sector welcomes new minister
By Marcel Chimwala
Government says it has planned to have the new Mines and Minerals Act in place before the end of the year to replace the 1981 Mines and Minerals Act, which is said to be outdated.
New Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Honourable Bright Msaka SC, said at a consultative workshop on the Draft Mines and Minerals Bill held at Capital Hotel in Lilongwe that enactment of the new laws is now long overdue.
My Ministry is presenting you an opportunity to provide your final comments on the Draft Bill. After this, and taking into account your collective views, the Bill will be presented to Cabinet and eventually to the National Assembly,
said Honourable Msaka in his speech to launch the workshop which attracted a cross section of stakeholders in Malawi’s minerals sector.
Meanwhile, congratulations have poured in from a number of minerals sector players to Honourable Msaka upon his appointment as Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining.
Stakeholders that have congratulated the Minister include the Principal Secretaries, Commissioner for Mines, Directors and the members of staff of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, RAKGAS, Hamra Oil Holdings, Pacific Oil Limited, Cement Products, Crown Minerals/Tengani Titanium Minerals, Shayona Cement Corporation, Intra Energy/Malcoal Mining, Mota-Engil, Mchenga Coal Mines, Optichem (2000) Limited and Standard Bank.