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Malawi starts exporting uranium

Malawi has started exporting uranium, which is going through Zambia before departure for overseas using the Walvis Bay of Namibia.
Paladin Africa, a company mining uranium at Kayelekera in the northern part of Malawi, has confirmed the development.

Paladin deputy country manager, Wener Messidat told Bizcommunity that one container was shipped in August and two more have followed recently.

“The product, which was sent there, will be sent together with other products from our sister company from Namibia, which will be shipped, together to Canada,” said Messidat.

He said since they are looking to be at full production by end of December from next year, this will be a monthly exercise, as they will be shipping two shipments per month.

“We will be sending three containers at a time but the target will be to send six containers each month,” he said.
He could not divulge the value of the yellow cake so far exported saying it has confidentiality involved.
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About Gregory Gondwe

Gregory Gondwe is a Malawian journalist who started writing in 1993. He is also a media consultant assisting several international journalists pursuing assignments in Malawi. He holds a Diploma and an Intermediate Certificate in Journalism among other media-related certificates. He can be contacted on . Follow him on Twitter at @Kalipochi.