The Kayelekera Mine is located in northern Malawi, southern Africa, 52km west (by road) of Karonga. Karonga is approximately 600km north of Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital city and is accessible by a national highway and by charter plane from the sealed runway in Karonga.
The Government of Malawi owns 15% of Kayelekera, through a 15% holding in Paladin Africa, and supported the project through a Development Agreement that provides a stable fiscal environment for the first 10 years of the project. The Government of Malawi is committed to supporting and encouraging the private sector to assume a leading role in the economic development of projects in the mining sector.
The Kayelekera Mine has made a substantial fiscal contribution to Malawi and opened up opportunities for employment and improvements to social infrastructure, particularly in northern Malawi.