ESCOM plans massive load shedding during Easter

Malawians should brace themselves for a dark Easter holiday as the country’s sole electricity provider, Electricity Supply Commission of Malawi (ESCOM), plans a massive load-shedding to carry out some maintenance works.

Kitty Chingota: Escom PR manager- Load shedding

Kitty Chingota: Escom PR manager- Load shedding

According to the schedule published in the local papers on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, the utility supplier says the three-day load-shedding commences on Good Friday, April 3 and run through Easter Monday, April 6.

This means consumers will have to stay long hours without electricity. The schedule shows that when blackout hits an area, the minimum time it will be taking before electricity resumes is five hours.

“Please note that ESCOM may load-shed outside the load-shedding programme,” adds the notice.

Such load-shedding affects some companies and other businesses that heavily rely on electricity for their operations. Most hospitals, too, especially where they do not have back-up generator sets, suffer as they cannot help patients that require operation.

Some consumers have reacted to this development saying the timing of the load-shedding is wrong.

“What kind of maintenance is ESCOM carrying out?” asked a Mangochi resident Levison Wasili. “Do they know that every time they carry out load-shedding programmes we consumers suffer a lot?”

Martha Givah who owns a fresh foods shop in Ntcheu had no kind words for the utility body.

“ESCOM do not have the welfare of consumers at heart. We lose business when there’s blackout because our products decompose,” said Givah.

It has almost become a norm for ESCOM to carry out such load-shedding programmes during festive seasons.

ESCOM is the sole electricity provider in Malawi.

Over the years, the corporation has faced power generation problems as a result of massive silt deposits in the River Shire.

A multimillion dollar intervention by the US government under the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has borne scanty progress.

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Proff. Centvinnie
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This is stupid for ESCOM to do during this important period, anyamata ndi atsikana inu, tikuchotsani ntchito muyelekeze….kkkk

common sense
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We malawians cant run anything properly. Give it to the mwenyes of mzungus. We are useless. Show me one malawian company running sensibly?

GUANTANAMO
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Escom becomes too pompous after finishing one assignment. “Black outs will be a thing of the past”. Zoona? Alibe manyazi amenewa. Maintenance mpaka 5 hour load shedding? Tangolipira kumene DSTV

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Chifukwa nthawi ya Easter?Mwayamba kutsuta anyamata inu? Kodi abwana inu muli asilamv

james
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So thats how the LIGHT,THE WAY & THE TRUTH is celebrated at Escom. Every Easter the Light is dosed by darkness so too Christmas!! what a way to replicate ‘ away with Jesus(Light) give us Barabas (darkness). Escom

UChizi
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Its just too much now. Escom will never be fair. They don’t even care for the customers but they are gud at disconnecting and charging high amounts of bills.

Rodriguas Latata
Guest

Go on ESCOM we know now that we do pay for blackouts. When some thing fishy happens we do see spark like lights through bulbs, but rarely; we’re used to your efficient provision of blackouts to us customers. Keep it up so that children of our children shall also enjoy this provision under the dynamic leadership of the ‘MrnPuppet president’.

Lilaka Nena
Guest

police please be alert, and help secure our communities.
as thieves now are planning big harmful business,
taking advantage of this load shedding.

bonya man
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Buy a generator fc 5 Reray on Escom 0

bratusha
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The more frequent you appear on this page for these notifications the more you expose yourself as brainless people at ESCOM

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