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Department of Mines Building

Department of Mines was established in 1983 to facilitate and regulate mineral development as well as spearhead mining development as a way of diversifying the economic base of the country. The Department is by functional terms still undergoing development.


The vision of the Department of Mines is to become a vibrant institution that promotes exploration, sustainable exploitation and management of mineral and petroleum resources.


The Department’s mission is to coordinate, facilitate, and promote participation of all stakeholders in the sustainable development, utilization, and management of mineral and petroleum resources for socio-economic growth and development.

 Strategic objectives:

The Department’s strategic objectives are:

  • Disseminate information and promote minerals in Malawi for investment and mining;
  • Provide technical support to Small-scale Miners (SSM) to exploit mineral deposits suitable for small scale operations;
  • Facilitate orderly, accident free, safe and sustainable mining operations;
  • Encourage development of small-scale mineral based industries;
  • Facilitate provision of financial support to SSMs through macro and micro-finance institutions;
  • Facilitate development and provision of appropriate mining legislation for orderly mining and to improve the country’s investment competitiveness;
  • Conduct research in mineral processing and assist operators in ensuring uninterrupted mineral production
  • Provide value-adding services and promote marketing of resultant products.
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