Escom official alarmed with corruption levels

A senior official at Escom says he is alarmed with the level of corruption at the state run power utility company after it became clear that officers were deliberately delaying to connect electricity to houses until they received huge sums of money from owners.

Kalondolondo Programme Manager, Jephter Mwanza: Alarming corruption at Escom

Kalondolondo Programme Manager, Jephter Mwanza: Alarming corruption at Escom

This follows a report released by Kalondolondo programme.

Peter Mtundu, distribution manager for Escom said management had known all along that there was corruption at the institution but thought it was at low level.

“Escom will not tolerate corruption. We will read this report carefully and chart the way forward,” said Mtundu.

He said those engaged in corruption would be exposed and appropriate action taken according to the laws.

“We need to move on,” said Mtundu.

Nyasa Times investigations show that some Escom employees demand money amounting from K15,000 to K20,000 for power connections failure to pay the money leads to long delays in the connections.

Government is working hard to halt corruption in government departments including the Road Traffic and Safety Department which was touted the most corrupt according to some surveys.

Other departments hit by corruption, according to the surveys include the Immigration Department and police traffic department among others.

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Frank Nakhupe
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Hike again??? 3 months after another hike? Where is CAMA? poor Malawi

redeemed
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They say “it takes two to tangle,” corruption could not have developed deep roots in our land had it lacked support. People keep lamenting over corruption, when in fact they are the strong catalyst for the formulated syndrome of that corruption. My strong belief is that, if we people could take a stand against corruption by simply refraining from supporting this aversive malpractice, surely the culprits would be forced to go the justice way. If there are people who should take the responsibility for the unfavourable actions by our service providers, it’s us the consumers. Do you fsuggest that if… Read more »
Benjones
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Go check procurement they take bribes from companies to give tenders also some companies have fixed commision to buy spare for card and other things at inflated prices pls check. This is affecting our pockets as we end up paying huge bills to cover this evil.

Machinga
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Corruption at any level is deplorable fool!

Ojambula
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Mr. Mtundu and Mr. Mwanza, don’t pretend that all along you never knew that there was too much corruption at your institution. You could be one of them so to speak. That is just a tip of so many corrupt practices happening at Escom, another one is about the free prepaid meters, eish I don’t know. At Nkolokosa B for example, meters meant for this township found their way to other townships such as Chirimba and Nkolokosa B bkoz pipo in those areas bought these free meters meant for Nkolokosa B, one of my friends paid 12- thousand kwacha to… Read more »
mathanyula nyula
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really? you are just finding out now???

HEHE YAAA
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A ESCOM NGAKUBA INU
AMANGOLANDIRA NDALAMA ZA WANTHU
KOMA MAGETSI OSAWAYIKIRA

KUKANAKHALA KUNJA KWA AZATHU
UTHA KUWASUMIRA NDITHU
UDYEPO ZAKO
CHIZUNGU CHAKE BREACH OF CONTRACT

anadimba
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wa coruption kwambiriyo ndi bossyo ,mtunduyo ameneyo boma limuchotse, alipo yekha yemwe angathe ntchitoyo? Shupit

The Analyst
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o……………..o……………….o…………………o……………….o…………………..o…………………o……………….o……………o………………o………………..o……………..o . . . How does a baobab tree come about; if not from a very tiny seed? How does pregnancy come about; If not from a fusion of atomic nothings? . . . Is it justifiable therefore to say we all along knew about the existence of corruption but we thought it was being done at a small scale? Really? Who is this man’s boss? Otherwise, this response from him just shows how useless and brainless he is and needs to be fired, forthwith. . . . Corruption at small scale or level that goes unnoticed hence unpunished, is… Read more »
The Analyst
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When you type and edit, shit happens. Otherwise, the last sentence . . . “shame on you, thieves!,” should have read.

i want a tractor
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if there’s one thing i hate, it’s constantly hearing those words “we will chart the way forward.” they irritate the shit out of me. action men like magufuli don’t “chart the way forward”, they just kick ass there and then, on the spot, pompo pompo, no looking at the face (osayang’ana nkhope). there are too many old people running things in our companies, with degrees from decades ago that are no longer relevant in today’s techno age. that’s why town boys like lootepo made you sign million dollar cheques with their sweet talk, maganizo anu ali pa zidzukulu, mtedza ophika… Read more »
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