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Malawian small-scale miners bemoan delays in adopting ASM policy – Mining & Trade Review (January 2016)

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The piece “Malawian small-scale miners bemoan delays in adopting ASM policy” featured below was initially published in Malawi’s Mining & Trade Review Issue Number 33 that is circulating this January 2016.

The full edition is available for download here. This monthly publication is edited by Marcel Chimwala.

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Malawian small-scale miners bemoan delays in adopting ASM policy

By Deborah Manda

An umbrella body for small-scale miners, the Gemstone Association of Malawi (GAM), has urged the government to adopt the National Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Policy, which is currently in draft form, in order to ensure that small-scale miners are promoted and protected from exploitation.

Secretary General for GAM, Ian Petros Mbewe, tells Mining & Trade Review in an interview that embracing the policy will ensure that the sector is better organized in so doing increasing revenue for both the miners and the government, which is failing to collect adequate tax from the subsector.

He…

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