The Ministry of Mining is there to ensure sustainable development, management and utilisation of minerals and monitoring geo-hazards for the socio-economic development of Malawi.

The Ministry is made up of Corporate Services (Headquarters), Departments of Mines and Geological Surveys Department. The Ministry is led by the Honorable Minister John C. Bande (MP) and Principal Secretary is Dr. Leonard S.N Kalindekafe. 

Ministry of Mining | Private Bag 350 | Lilongwe 3 | Malawi | Tel:+2651789488 | Fax: +2651788689

The Geological Survey Department (GSD) encourages and promotes the development of mineral resources in Malawi. Currently Geological Survey Department in collaboration with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Cooperation (JOGMEC) are conducting a joint rare earth exploration across Malawi.

The exploration project is designed to facilitate transfer of skills to GSD geologists on Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing Techniques.

The first phase of rare earth exploration which targeted Southern region had its ground follow ups done in Mangochi, Phalombe, Thyolo, Ntcheu, Liwonde and Mwanza districts as these areas showed positive results  from the imagery analysis, Analytical laboratory results of  samples from all sites  have shown a positive correlation to the imagery results

Uranium Mining

Paladin (Africa) Limited is currently mining uranium at Kayelekera Uranium mine in...

Oil and Gas Exploration

The Ministry granted three exploration licenses for oil/gas; two licenses were issued...

Exploration for Niobium

Exploration activities that has been done by Globe metals and mining in...

Mkango Resources Rare Earth Exploration

Mkango Resources is doing exploration for rare earth at Songwe in Phalombe district. The...

Rare Earth Exploration (GSD and JOGMEC)

The Geological Survey Department (GSD) encourages and promotes the development of mineral...