Malawi power utility provider, Escom says the government is on the verge of signing an agreement with Mozambique and Zambia to share electricity with border trading centres of the country as the nation gears for the worst ever blackouts in the coming months.
Director of Transmission Geofrey Banda said the draft agreement with Mozambique is ready and the signing ceremony will be done very soon.
He also said Zambia is waiting to sign the dotted lines so that it can share some of its power with the country’s border trading centres.
“Our border trading centres will enjoy this power transmission agreement,” said Banda.
However Malawians on social media say this agreement is too little too late wondering how small border trading centres can impact on the Malawi economy.
The Malawians say it could have made sense if there was an inter power connection with the two countries to provide power to the countries major cities where investment is sufferig due to prolonged hours of blackouts.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :