Professor Olivier de Schutter, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food told Malawians that they were missing out on $200 million in tax revenues from Paladin due to special tax breaks given to the company. De Schutter believes that the relationship between Paladin and Malawi is unfair and stems from an imbalance between Malawi, who is desperate for investment, and Paladin, a powerful multinational entity. ... →
Environmental Damage and Safety Hazards in Malawi
The Malawian civic group KANRJC has filed a request to access environmental information concerning the operations of the Kayelekera Uranium Mine owned by Australian-based Paladin Energy Ltd. Locals have reported illnesses as a result of the mining operations and insufficient compensation for their forced displacements.
While the extraction of uranium is a dangerous activity that poses risks to the local community’s health, life and livelihood, these risks are increased where mining operations are not strictly regulated, managed and monitored. ... →