JB: As The first Mining Minister in Malawi I have a major challenge to develop a new but key ministry for the nation.
My number one focus is to ensure that we have a legal framework that is aligned with international best practices. It is crucial that mining companies already present in Malawi are fairly treated and that new mining initiatives benefit both Malawians and new investors. We will also integrate artisanal small‐scale miners into the formal mining sector. Secondly, as Minister, I will follow up on projects that are already pre‐existing and new exploration activities to make certain the mining community knows the Ministry is available to listen to the challenges and explore together the best solution moving forward.