Government lauds Mkango on skills transfer

Post was last updated: June 25, 2018

The government through the Department of Mines has applauded Mkango Resources, a Canadian dual-listed firm, licensed to explore Rare Earth Elements in Phalombe for its efforts to impart technical skills to locals.

The firm, which is currently in its advanced stages of exploration at Songwe Hill, has partnered with the Department of Mines and Geological Survey and also Chancellor College , a constituent college of the University of Malawi.

The two institutions have over the years been sending students and employees for attachment, where they are getting knowledge in different aspects.

Department of Mines Director, Jalf Salima, said the government is benefiting a lot from the Songwe project in terms of skills transfer.

He said the Songwe Hill project has offered hands-on training for most employees at the ministry.

“This is a rare opportunity for our geologists as they are able to apply theory into practice. The Songwe Hill project has attracted experts from all over the world, Canada inclusive, who are being understudied by our geologists and those from Chancellor College,” he said.

Salima said this will give Malawi an advantage as most geologists will be conversant with issues on the ground and be able to interpret them.

Geological Survey Department Chief Geologist, Charleson Eliyasi, is among the geologists who have been attached to the project.

Eliyasi has been under the project since 2012.

“The project has improved my skills, especially in the field of carbonitites. As you are aware, Mkango is exploring Rare Earth Elements, whose core product are carbonitites. So, I have had hands-on training in drilling, testing and all other processes involved in producing the product,” he said.

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