BRITANNIA MINING INVITED TO DISCUSS IRON ORE PROJECT WITH MALAWI PRESIDENT
Britannia Mining, a British mining development company, was recently invited by Her Excellency Mrs Joyce Banda President of Malawi to take part in a round table business forum held in London.
Online PR News – 14-July-2012 –The meeting was part of the President’s Growth Initiative and attended by members of the Malawi Government and chaired by renowned British politician Baroness Lynda Chalker of Wallasey.
A small group of prominent businesses and investors, including Britannia Mining, were selected to talk about enhancing the business climate for operators and investors in Malawi.
Kenneth Roberts, Britannia Mining President and CEO, highlighted the advancements Britannia Mining has made in Malawi. The company plans to extract iron ore from the Nthale area near Blantyre to supply regional and international buyers. H.E. Mrs Banda expressed interest in the company’s progress and assured Mr Roberts that the Government will be working hard to assist the private sector in Malawi.
Mining is considered a key driver of economic growth in the country. Along with energy, infrastructure, agriculture and tourism, mining forms part of the Presidential Initiative.
Baroness Chalker commented that under President Banda, Malawi now has a government that can respond to the need for change, making it easier for businesses to operate and create jobs.
Kenneth Roberts further commented, “in the few weeks that President Banda has held office, the commitment she has shown the private sector is most encouraging. Britannia Mining intends to work with Malawi stakeholders in a proposed working group that will meet regularly to develop trade in Malawi.”
About Britannia Mining
Britannia Mining is in talks with a number of potential partners to implement a near term mining plan at Nthale Hill.
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