Electricity tariffs hiked in Malawi from Jan 1: Escom says will minimise load shedding

The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) Board has resolved that ESCOM electricity tariffs be increased from January 1 2016.

According to Mera board chair Dingiswayo Jere, tariffs will go up from an average of MK40.69/kWh to MK53.69/kWh (or$0.08 per KWh)

Meanwhile, Escom officials say they are minimising load shedding in Malawi because water levels in Shire River have risen following heavy rains in the past days.

Andrew Mbewe, Escom manager for southern region said in a paid up programme on Capital Radio that the situation should now improve following the rains that are falling constantly.

“Things should improve now,” said Mbewe whose company generates 351 megawatts of electricity which is not enough for the country due to high demand.

Mbewe said the situation this year was worse as the company had to loadshed even in industrial areas apart from hospitals, saying the waters levels in Shire were extremely low.

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ephrahim
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I do not know why there is no transparency in ESCOm and MERa!
Give us a cost analyisis, how it comes to this cost!
But whatI know, that even with this unit price of 53 Kwacha pro kWh you can’t produce electricity with your planned Chinese Coalfired Plant of 300 MB.
Is this the reason why you increase!? Than please tell the nation !

Mudzatifuna
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Izi ndi zina mwa zifukwa zomwe DPP idzalephelere zisankho mu 2019. If i were Pitala i could have stoped partying and start sorting out the ESCOM mess now.

DR.CASHGATE
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BLASCOM – Blackout Supply Commission of Malawi ( No power all day everyday )

Sapitwa
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Onse ophunzira ali ku ESCOM ndi mbuzi zodya dothi msipu uli phee!. Ndiye vuto la ma Degree otengera mkubera mayeso ndi kuloweza. Lero ndi izi, education with no value.Fire these dead woods and employ wazunguzi. We will see the difference.

selfish decision
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You are hitting us hard to extent that we can’t afford electricity anymore.
My plea is can staff from escom start paying for electricity as well. Am disappointed to learn that some staff from escom have units which can be used for 10 years. Or else any statuary organisation staff should follow suit.People working for Admarc should be given free fertiliser etc. Why only them ? They should pay to feel the pinch as well
Let’s debate

stasha
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Mukuti Madzi adzdza mushire, magesi ayamba kuyenda bwino ndiyeno kukweza matarrifko kusonyeza kuti madziwo mwachita kukaoda ku UK kuti adzadze mushiremo? Mundiyankhe!!!

jojo
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Boma kuba basi tizingovutikabe

Leo
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Malawi ndi dziko la umphawi, still more mukukwweza mitengo ya magetsi, mafwethu zihamba kanjani with Dpp?

Joseph Moyo
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komanso bungwe la MERA lithe.phindu lake nchiyani?Ndipo a pulezident ndi nduna come on tizidula msonkho tonse mwina mungaleke kumangopanga timabungwe tazii tomangoononga ndipo NICE mumthesa ija ndya phindu timakawerengako nyuzi nkumapeza ma vacancies koma mera imatani?Awelengi anzanga ndiuzen ngat mera ili ndi phindu.

Joseph Moyo
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tavomera koma pasapezeke ma black out kungotero sitilora komanso mutimva.kod a Kapito muli kuti?Tiyeni timache basi mumamacha za mbwerera izitu nzomveka kumachira vuto la Malawi.Angotengatu adzungu dzikoli ife ma blakii talephera.mukuona bwanji?

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