Press Release: MWEITI – Malawi Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

MW-EITI Logo (designed by Rachel Etter)

Today’s The Nation on Sunday carried for the first time the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development’s Press Release on MWEITI – Malawi Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. The Ministry will submit its application to the EITI Board during the first half of the 2015/2016 fiscal year. This is most likely to happen in the next couple of weeks.

The Press Release indicates that

Malawi will be joining the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) following the announcement for the decision to subscribe to the initiative by His Excellency President of the Republic of Malawi, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, in his State of the Nation Address of 17th June, 2014.

The Press Release also announces that the EITI Champion, a requirement of the EITI Standard, will be the Minister responsible for finance, in this case, Hon. Goodall E. Gondwe, and that the multi-stakeholder group and interim National EITI Secretariat are in place.

Members of the general public and all stakeholders are further informed that for a starter, the EITI process in Malawi will cover mining. Other extractive sectors (such as oil and gas) shall be considered at a later stage.

That being said, it will be the decision of the multi-stakeholder group to determine by consensus the scope of the first EITI report.

The Members and Alternates of the MWEITI multi-stakeholder group are copied below, followed by two images of the Press Release in today’s paper.

Name Title Organisation
Government
Mr Crispin C. Kulemeka Director of Revenue Policy Division Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development
Mr Charles Kaphwiyo Commissioner of Mining Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining
Mr Bartwell Chingoli Manager Exchange Control Programmes Reserve Bank of Malawi
Mr Charles Maseya Assistant Auditor General National Audit Office
Industry
Mr Greg Walker General Manager Paladin Africa Ltd
Mr Neville Huxham Executive Manager Global Metals & Mining Ltd
Mr  Mesheck Munthali Director Bwanje Cement Co. Ltd
Mr Burton Kachinjika Country Manager Mkango Resources Ltd
Civil Society
Mrs Martha Khonje Country Director ActionAid Malawi
Mr Reinford Mwangonde Executive Director Citizen For Justice
Mr Success Sikwese Project Manager Extractives Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace
Mr Kossam Munthali Director Foundation for Community Support Services
Alternates – Government
Mr George C. Harawa Chief Economist Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development
Mr Peter Chilumanga Deputy Director of Mines Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining
Mr Frank Chikuta Senior Economist Reserve Bank of Malawi
Mr George Chikwana Chief Auditor National Audit Office
Alternates – Industry
Mr Grain Malunga Consultant Paladin Africa Ltd
Mr Chris Ngwena Senior Geologist Global Metals & Mining Ltd
Mrs Dina Longwe Director Bwanje Cement Co. Ltd
Mr Chikondi Cheka Geologist Mkango Resources Ltd
Alternates – Civil Society
Mrs Elyvin Nkhonjera -Chawinga Mining Project Coordinator ActionAid Malawi
Ms Rachel Etter Head of Accountability, Policy and Programmes Citizen For Justice
Mr Chris Chisoni CCJP National Secretary Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace
Mr Jabess Nyirenda Deputy Director Foundation for Community Support Services

 

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