No Oil Exploration on Lake Malawi
Instead of making use of fresh water of Lake Malawi Government has settled for environmental disaster and disturbance of ecosystem by exploring oil on the Lake; a non-renewable resource that may not even be there in the first place
Why not invest in proper sustainable irrigation than taking this disastrous route? Why are we fooling ourselves in believing that oil would improve Malawi economy? Have we become so fatalistic that we would rather settle for this “resource curse” than any sustainable environmentally friendly development that would benefit all Malawians? Oil proceeds would only benefit the elite – this is the case everywhere.
This important article explains “Why Africa’s Oil Riches Don’t Trickle Down to Africans“. My fellow Malawians let us resist this disastrous move, which endangers not only precious species in this beautiful body of water but of precious lives of millions of people that rely on it for survival.