About the Ministry

BACKGROUND

The Ministry of Mining is responsible for promoting and regulating the Solid Minerals and the Upstream Petroleum Sectors for socio-economic growth and development of Malawi. The Ministry has got 2 technical departments namely: Department of Mines and Geological Survey Department.  Its operations are aligned with Mines and Mineral Act of 2019; Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act of 1983; Explosives Act of 1967; Malawi Vision 2063 and other cross-cutting pieces of legislations and policies.

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MANDATE
The Ministry is mandated to ensure the sustainable development and utilization of mineral and petroleum resources for socioeconomic growth and development of the country.
VISION
MISSION

SOME OF THE MINERALS EXTRACTED IN MALAWI

The Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS) identifies mining as one of the sectors that could potentially generate economic growth for the country.

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Gold

Gold as one of the metallic and high value minerals will need to be re-examined using modern exploration techniques.
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Graphite

Large resources of flake graphite has also been discovered, detailed evaluation of this resource is required but the provisional average grade of the ore is about 10% carbon.
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Zircon from mount Malosa

Zircon is a mineral belonging to the group of nesosilicates and is a source of the metal zirconium.

Top Management

Honourable Dr. Albert Mbawala, MPMinister of Mining
Dr. C.N. Joseph MkandawirePrincipal Secretary, Ministry of Mining
Mr. Burnett MsikaDirector of Mines
Mr. Kondwani DombolaDirector of Geological Survey

CONTACT US

Ministry of Mining,

P.O Box 251,

Lilongwe, MALAWI

Tel: +265-1-755 303

Matamando House,

City Center, Lilongwe

EXTRACTIVE REVENUES

Analysis of total revenue contribution by sectors during the 2016/17 Fiscal Year.