HRIA Monitoring Summary: Paladin Energy’s Kayelekera Uranium Mine

Author: NomoGaia, Published on: 26 January 2017

“Kayelekera HRIA monitoring summary”, 2015

Paladin Energy’s Kayelekera Uranium Project in North Malawi is the largest foreign investment project in Malawian history…[and] the country’s first uranium mine. The Company has struggled to ease fears about the Project, but it has made extraordinary efforts to ensure that all concretely impacted rights are being addressed. Schools, clinics, housing, and water access have all been significantly improved by the Project, and the vastly improved roads and communications networks…have contributed to the development of a money economy that was previously inconceivable in the area. Project efforts to mitigate the impact of HIV in the area exceed the efforts of any other corporation in the country, though work is not comprehensive on that front…This is a summary of findings from a 2015 monitoring visit to Paladin Energy’s Kayelekera Uranium Mine in Karonga District…and the communities affected by it. It builds on the findings of a 2009 human rights impact assessment (HRIA)…

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