ESCOM disconnect power to Lilongwe City Council, Presidential Drive

Lilongwe City Council members of staff on Friday knocked early weekend retreat after the power provider ESCOM switched off their offices for unpaid huge bills.

Presidential Drive  in darkness

Presidential Drive in darkness

It took the Mayor of the City Willie Chapondera who negotiated with the ESCOM officials to come and connect the electricity.

Chapondera confirmed Nyasa Times that indeed the civic offices were disconnected but did not say much.

Meanwhile, ESCOM has also disconnected the Presidential drive, the  road which connect City Centre and the State House.

Apart from these two places, ESCOM has also cut power in various traffic lights and that a good number of them are not functioning.

A spot check on Friday revealed that indeed traffic lights are not working and that traffic officers were the ones directing the vehicles.

Nyasa Times also established that Kamuzu Statue compound between Area 18 and Capital Hill has been in the dark since February.

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Munakathimisa magesi ku state phwando la pa 6 july, tinakapulumutsa ndalama zambiri.


city? anthu inu ku Malawinso kuli ma city?Ma trading centre kawa.Taziendani kunjaku. kkkk

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Fedelism is the only solution if Malawi needs perfect administrations in all regions.


The issue is not about the mayor here. The issue is about Management,s priorities. Lilongwe City council’s management especially the Director of Finance prioritizes personal service providers who dish out kickbacks for every payment made. Electricity, water and salaries are always last on the priorities. Imagine to this day salaries have not been paid. The councll s management is too corrupt.


A Chalamanda ku BT komwe muliko, ngati mukundimva, chonde muthandizeni nzelu uyu Chapondera. Zikumukanika kuno, kuchititsa manyazi.


This mayor of ours in Lilongwe ixs non perfoming.I admire the Blantyre Mayor


Nkhani ya ma traffic lights siyachibwana and for your information not all the required points pamakhala a police, mukufuna muzakonze anthu akazafapo? Imagine mmene alili magalimoto mu LL aziyenda opanda traffic lights ndizoona? I think anthu awa sakudziwa mmene city imakhalira, they are there simply to satisfy their needs.


Lilongwe City Council is full of dunderheads starting with Mayor himself all the way to a market fee collectors. Mukutinyasitsila mzinda. Street lights are in a mess, landscaping is almost non existent. Cant you learn from your fellow freinds in Blantyre? Iwe Chapondera ukumva fokofo

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