People living within Kanyika mining site in Mzimba district, have been urged to exercise patience as government is fighting for their compensation from the mining company.
Speaking when he visited the area, minister of energy and mining Bright Msaka assured concerned families that government is fighting for their compensation, thus they must exercise patience.
He acknowledged the delay in giving the residents their compensation but he called on the concerned families to wait as government is discussing with the company responsible.
He further advised people in the area to ignore reports that government is not doing anything on the issue, saying such reports are mere political propaganda.
Malawi24 understands that people of Kanyika have for long been waiting to get their compensation but nothing is cooking up from authorities.
The situation has subjected concerned families to numerous challenges including hunger because government banned them from cultivating their land.
Chiefs and the civil society working in the area have been blaming government for lack of commitment to help the concerned families in getting their compensation.
Meanwhile, people are still waiting from government as regards their compensation.