African organisations criticise Australian uranium company Paladin

Paladin, Malawi given 14 days to renegotiate uranium deal, by Charles Kufa, Nyasa Times, 14 Jan 13, Malawi’s opposition  Peoples Transformation Party (Petra) has added its voice to the concerns raised by African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD)  that the government of Malawi had made a bad choice of project given the absence of transparency and accountability in the deal.

PETRA president Kamuzo  Chibambo tol d reporters in Blantyre on Monday that his party has given Paladin and President Joyce Banda’s administration 14 days to explain why the uranium mining deal can’t be renegotiated for the benefit of Malawians……

He demanded that the government should renegotiate for at least a 40% stake and selling rights in the next 14 days…..

He also asked the government to tell measures it has put in place to avoid pollution seeping into Lake Malawi…..

A representative of the CSOs Moses Mkandawire said “We would like paladin to declare all what it has sold. The government also should declare all what it has received from the uranium project since it started.

He said that they had also performed poorly in the area of corporate responsibility.

As CSOs he said, another deal should be made possible for the benefit of Malawians who are the real owners of the resources.  http://www.nyasatimes.com/malawi/2013/01/14/paladin-malawi-govt-given-14-day-ultimatum-to-renegotiate-uranium-deal/

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