Thursday, December 20, 2012
Kalindekafe is PS for Mining
By Gregory Gondwe
Government has appointed Dr. Leonard Kalindekafe as the Principal Secretary in the newly established ministry of mining who until his appointment was Director, of Geological Survey Department.
Mining Minister John Bande told The Daily Times yesterday that with the appointment of Kalindekafe, what is now remaining is putting up a corporate office and other departments that should be added to the already existing ones like the geological survey.
Kalindekafe holds a PhD, from the University of Dundee, UK. And he is a Geologist with field experience in many African countries as well as Canada, Saudi Arabia and Oman.
He is the current Chairman of the UN-Founded Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF).
Kalindekafe is also a fellow of Geological Society of London and his major expertise is in mineral exploration, geological mapping, geochemistry, seismology, oil and gas exploration, mining law and policy.