The Kayelekera Uranium Mine and Economic Development in Malawi

"Malawi’s role as a labour supplying country to South African mines was halted by the HIV scare in 1987 and as a result, the Government of Malawi has ventured into its own mineral exploration, including the Kayelekera uranium project. Thus far, revenue from Malawian mines has not been optimized for the public good due to the presence of companies operating without properly negotiated agreements. Malawi should consider impose stricter environmental and financial conditions on mining corporations to realize this potential source of economic development."