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Mining minister visits Lindian’s rare earth project in Malawi

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Malawi Minister for Mining, Monica Chang’anamuno, completed a site visit and toured the Kangankunde Rare Earths Project following the recent declaration of Australian listed Lindian Resource’s maiden Mineral Resource Estimate. Image credit: Lindian Resources

Mining minister visits Lindian’s rare earth project in Malawi

Malawi Minister for Mining, Monica Chang’anamuno, completed a site visit and toured the Kangankunde Rare Earths Project following the recent declaration of Australian listed Lindian Resource’s maiden Mineral Resource Estimate.

During the visit the Minister acknowledged the potential for Kangankunde to become a major contributor to global rare earths supply which aligns with the government of Malawi’s 2063 Vision for long-term development.

Member of Parliament Bertha Ndebele, who represents the Balaka West Constituency where the Kangankunde tenement is located, also attended the event and highlighted the strong engagement between Lindian and the local community with respect to near-term project development activities.

According to Lindian’s CEO Alistair Stephens, strong community and government engagement are a core part of Lindian’s activities at Kangankunde as the project proceeds towards mine development.

Stephens says that current community works, as part of Lindian’s Corporate Social Responsibility, includes assistance for the construction of a police building in the area and a project development workshop commencing soon.

Positive impact on supply chains (Mining minister visits Lindian’s rare earth project in Malawi)

“With the declaration of our maiden Mineral Resource Estimate of 261 million tonnes grading 2.19% TREO, Lindian has established Kangankunde as a major rare earths project with the potential capacity to positively impact global REE supply chains.

“The MRE provides the foundation to now accelerate development of the Stage 1 processing plant with key project milestones set out in our 13 June 2023 ASX release. As we have communicated, Kangankunde is fully permitted for construction and processing a Rare Earths concentrate.

“To that end, we are very encouraged to have the ongoing support of the Malawi Government and key stakeholders in the local community. The visit by the Minister of Mines, the Mines Department and representatives of the local community reinforces this commitment.

“Lindian has placed a strategic priority on developing Kangankunde through strong engagement with the Malawi mining industry, and the success of the project to-date is a testament to the sound frameworks we have established that will benefit Kangankunde and Malawi as we enter this development phase and bring the project online in late 2024,” says Stephens.

WhyAfrica is currently in Malawi as part of the 2023 WhyAfrica Road Trip through Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana and South Africa. 

Mining minister visits Lindian’s rare earth project in Malawi

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