Mining Minister Monica Chang’anamuno visited Mkango Resources Limited’s rare earth mining project on Friday, the 10th of November at Songwe Hill in Phalombe district.

The visit comes several months after the Canadian Lancaster Exploration Limited’s subsidiary concluded all exploratory and other works including the environmental and social impact assessment whose report was approved at the beginning of this year.

Responding to surrounding communities’ concern about delays in giving the company the go-ahead to set up actual mining works, Chang’anamuno hinted that processes to have the mining development agreement signed and the mining licence delivered to Mkango would be concluded by the end of this year.

Reacting to the minister’s remarks, Mkango Resources’ president, Alexander Lemon, expressed excitement that after so many years of investment, the project will finally get off the ground and begin contributing to the country’s socio-economic development.