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WHY INVEST IN MALAWI

  1. BUSINESS FRIENDLY AND LIBERALISED ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT
    Market determined interest rates
    Floating currency
    Foreign currency denominated accounts for regular exporters with 60% retention
    Full repatriation of profits and dividend.

  2. POLITICALLY STABLE COUNTRY
    Malawians are peaceful and friendly people
    No history of civil war
    Malawi has a vibrant democracy.  Peacefully transited from singular to plural politics.
    Have had four free and fair democratic elections in 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009.

  3. AVAILABILITY OF LAND
    Land for investment purposes readily available
    Industrial sites available in the major cities of Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu
    Preferential access to world markets under COMES,  SADC, COTONOU, AGOA
    Serviced Industrial Estate and Export Processing Zones.

The Malawi Government has prioritised the following sectors to accelerate economic development:

  • Tourism
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture/agro-processing
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy and Mining

  1. TOURISM
    Construction of eco-lodges/tourist hotels and other eco-tourist facilities along unique areas of natural beauty around Lake Malawi, Mulanje mountain, plateaus and other protected areas.

    Business hotels with conference facilities in cities of Lilongwe and Blantyre.

  2. AGRICULTURE
    Cotton, coffee, soya beans, tea, cassava, cut flower production, sugarcane
    Wheat farming
    Dairy farming

  3. AGRO-PROCESSING
    Vegetable oil extraction and processing
    Fruit Processing
    Cassava starch processing
    Meat processing
    Cereal processing
    Dairy processing
    Soya processing into soya milk, animal feed

  • MINING
    Bauxite: over 25,6 million tonne reserves
    Limestone over 25 million tones
    Coal Joint Venture opportunity for 197 million tonnes
    Monazite/strontianite 11 million tonnes
    Graphite 2.8 million tonnes
    Phosphate Carbonatite 2.0 million tonnes (8.8 million residuals)
    Others: Vermiculite, Gypsum, Glass sands, iron sulphides, heavy mineral sand, ceramic

  • MANUFACTURING
    Textile spinning and weaving, garments
    Agriculture equipment and machinery
    Fertilizer production
  • Electrical mechanical equipment
    Leather processing and footwear production

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