Atupele contented with Malawi Rural Electrification phase seven

Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Atupele Muluzi has expressed satisfaction with the progress of Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (Marep) phase seven.

Atupele Muluzi: Rural electrification

Atupele Muluzi: Rural electrification

New power lines

New power lines

According to Muluzi, government through this project intend to increase connectivity to 30 percent by 2030.

“ The figure might look small but people should know that the current connectivity is at two percent and that increase will significantly improve the country’s GDP as economic activities will be enhanced,” said Muluzi.

Speaking last Tuesday at Chiunjiza Trading Centre in Traditional Authority (T/A) Masula in Lilongwe, said Marep is bringing power to the rural people and also helping to reduce rural to urban migration.

“I am happy with the progress of Marep phase seven. This is really showing that Malawi is progressing. This place is in the remotest and for people to have electricity here, it has helped them,” he said.

Muluzi said rural electrification is helping a lot of rural masses, which will in turn improve their economic well-being.

Under Marep seven, government is targeting 82 trading centres throughout the country and 52 additional centres.

Muluzi said it is government’s wish to electrify 30 percent of rural areas in 15 years from the current electricity penetration of two percent.

Malawi has the lowest electricity connectivity in the Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) region and efforts to increase generation capacity through independent power producers stalled due to tariff challenges.

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22 thoughts on “Atupele contented with Malawi Rural Electrification phase seven”

  1. KARU UNITED says:

    I salute H E APM,for his choice of cabinet ministers,most of them,goal oriented & modest,even us from the UDF are pleased with your style of leadership,VERY accommodative!

  2. Zanga Phee! says:

    I can not complain we got MAREP program in my village so keep it locked Sir,see my name.

  3. ujeni says:

    If you call a place in New York away from Time Square as the remotest, then you are a fool. Of course the whole Malawi is a big village.

  4. Ezekiel Peter Ching'oma says:

    Atupele sudzatheka! T A Masula ndi kwa Amayi ako Anne Muluzi, ife a MCP tasangalala

  5. Malindima says:

    I don’t believe Escom has such capacity. I paid K6m in 2008 to connect into the village in T/A mulonyeni and they connected 5 years later! I the paid K1.2m for transformer upgrade 11 months ago but nothing has been done till today. This compounded by daily power interruptions has made me poor and my investment is a write off. So I think the Minister should also consider capacity if the power utility, the extra source of power. Are we to see a power plan constructed within the period if his estimate? Let the Chinese construct a coal fired power plant in the North like they are busy now in Zambia. The I can take his word seriously.

  6. Esawo Chateka says:

    Good job

  7. Rodriguas Latata says:

    The problem is politics. Electricity should not be politicised. Period. Why is it that most of Malawi is still in the stone age in the 21st century? Shame on politicians.

  8. Mphongo Zidana says:

    If it takes ages to have houses in the city to get connected, I bet it will take centuries. Unless it is a deliberate move.

  9. Mwama Du says:

    I hav given Atu and his ministry some credits. Good job atu usakhale ngati APM olephera muzilizonse.

  10. chikoya says:

    T/A Mzikubola hqs is the only T/A hqs without electricity, in mzimba. Consider us too bwana atupele though anthu ake angolimbirana ufumu hence no dvpt in the area.

  11. Thomas says:

    Pls think of Kamteteka Hospital which is in between Edingeni and Euthini

  12. If it could be for the company’s business good work would be achieved but there is alot of corruption in this organisation which hinders develpment

  13. Pwiyapwiya says:

    bravo Atupex some savages dont know that in lilongwe we hv the remotest areas just 1km out of city center..kkkkk.We need electricy yes.However even in 2090 not all trading centers shall hv electricity that cant be possible and we cant blame the minister for that unless one is afool. if we are at 2% yet we are in phase seven start calculating ur figures

  14. If all the ministers were operating in a such away Atupele is doing I am telling you Malawi would’ve been a better place
    You’ve proved yourself again and again that you’re more than ready to lead Malawi come 2019
    I can only assure you that Malawians are ready to vote for you this time around
    Atupele Woyeeeeee!

    1. czar says:

      @ Imraan Sadick ! Paja iwe ndi brother wa Atupele. Atcheya anakodzera mwa mayi ako eti ?
      Another boot licker !!!

  15. Zachamba basi… Privatize the power generation activities. Electricity is still getting expensive because we only have one government company that offer electric energy. Invite some other international companies to come and invest in malawi in power generation activities. This shall bring competition and hence prices shall be affirdable for malawians….. Ndikale amalawi akhala mmumdima tikufuna kuwala.

  16. njanji says:

    start my house first

  17. kido says:

    Comment you Atupere tell ur master, here at Bulala trading centre, we hv been waiting fo a very long time for electricity when ur department wl connect us? or it’s bcos it is in the North we hv to wait until 2030.?

  18. MbuyaChe says:

    You Should Make Those Lines Which Are Coming From Nsanama To Get To The Nayuchi Border, Not Only Ending At Likhonyowa, Most Government Offices Are At The Border

  19. obama says:

    @ ujeni the place can be remotest area in the capital city.big up Atupere

  20. koma Umbuli? says:

    You take years to connect residents in cities and you think connecting a villager will be simple? Do your home work first. People need prepaid meters and you need to be corrupted first to consider applicants.

  21. ujeni says:

    How can a place in the capital city of Lilongwe be the remotest place Atupele Muluzi?

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