Malawi’s 2nd Annual Mining Indaba; Making Laws Work For The People

“We were surprised when the white people came to our community. We asked our chiefs what was going on but they said we should just look on and see where it leads. The white people later started measuring our farm land and digging ditches in our farms. My son’s farm has four ditches as I speak. When I what was going on I was told that it was not in my place to question government orders. We only came into the light about mining and their operations when Action Aid came and established Action circles.” Selina Likovo from Phalombe describing her experiences (This speech was in Chichewa and has been translated for reporting purposes)