Mahuka resigsn as Finance Director at Escom: Under pressure from DPP

Director of Finance at power utility provider, Escom, Betty Mahuka, has resigned.

Betty Mahuka: Quits

Betty Mahuka: Quits

Kitty Chingota: No comment

Kitty Chingota: No comment

Insiders reveal that she has been under too much pressure from top governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials to award lucrative ESCOM contracts to DPP  members with a view to indirectly fund the party’s operations.

“Being a professional, she could not withstand to such pressure and she has finally decided to quit and move on,” said the insider, who asked for anonymity.

Mahuka was not immediately available for comment.

Escom public relations manager Kitty Chingota could not comment on resignation.

The power utility company has been rocked by extreme inefficiency with the country experiencing unprecedented power outages hours on end, every day.

Observers say inefficiency is due to too much interference from the ruling party officials who have taken ESCOM as the ‘fat cow’ to milk through unscrupulous business deals.

Many Malawians now are reminiscing the Joyce Banda and People’s Party era (201-2014) when power in the country rarely went out, which positively contributed to rapid economic recovery.

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Blackoutalldayeverydat
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Blackoutalldayeverydat
13 days 7 hours ago
DPP sizatheka. It sacked some professional senior officers for the same reason Mahuka has resigned. But God watches over his people. It never lasted two years after the sacking God took control of the situation. He will also take control of the situation this time if DPP does not change in bleeding the country white. God is watching. It is repeated God is watching. This cannot continue forever including Ministers having agents to syphone money for them from silly orders. God is watching. God is watching He never fails his people but people fail HIM by putting in power wrong… Read more »
Zaithwa
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Zaithwa
13 days 9 hours ago

is she not the wife of MTL late boss who finished the company and establish quick pass. Those days there was a syndicate of corrupt heads between escom and mtl

James Amin
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James Amin
13 days 15 hours ago
Jean Mathanga , the ESCOM chair, must have the Presidents good ear. This is the lady who has just been appointed Electoral commissioner, and the one State house communication director Molande talked about when asked about the Presidents view about Electoral commissioners who are already drawing funds from the public purse. The President apparently said….its ok…he doesn’t see a problem because its not a permanent position.She is believed to be the lady who hounded Mrs Mahuka from ESCOM because she refuses to sign for documents without the board`s approval. Is it any wonder she is presiding over 8 hour daily… Read more »
Binnwell Kachikopa
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13 days 20 hours ago

Against everything either good or bad for the sake of being UDF, anyhu ena ndi omvetsa chisoni ngati a Imraan Sadick. Its very true Electricity improved during Joyce Bandas ruling and yet others choose to talk rubbish. UDF/DPP blind supporting idzakuphani baba or che zadick!

thumbwe man
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thumbwe man
14 days 2 hours ago

Nyasa, Joseph Mwanaveka is one of the ministers who has just supplied a cool 30M materials without any formal tender or proper documentation using his son. Evidence is straight forward, verify with the receiving office, muzipeza.

Drakest
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Drakest
14 days 3 hours ago
Betty Mahuka has resigned from ESCOM because of high level corruption, this corruption began during the time of UDF and it has been going on. There is too much political interferences at ESCOM to the dislike of many professionals. For example ESCOM house got burnt in 2013 October three years down the line the Corporation is paying huge sums of rentals rather than speed up the construction of their multistorey office complexes due to interferences by some board members who want to have a share in the contracts. There is high level of corruption in their procurement of goods, the… Read more »
Mgift
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14 days 5 hours ago

Nzoona amabera ku Escom ku water board .osauka tax iwowo nkumaba this is foolish.

Imraan Sadick
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14 days 6 hours ago

Kkkkkkkl take your garbage somewhere else
Joyce Banda was the worst Big Kahuna Malawi has ever had

Okwiya
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Okwiya
13 days 10 hours ago

This joker you have at statehouse is one worst thing that has ever happened to this country. Joyce Banda was far much better than this joker. Mention one single sector that we can point to say there is something happening. All he does is protect his corrupt, thieving ministers and assistants. Cartoon of a president

mfundisi
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mfundisi
13 days 18 hours ago

ANYAMATA ODYA ZA DPP,,,CHILICHONSE KUKANA…YOU CANT ACCEPT KUTI MAYI AJA KUMBALI YA MAGESI KUNALIBE IZI ZA MA BLACKOUT DAILY?

Chonchobe
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Chonchobe
14 days 8 hours ago

chitsime chimadziwika kuti ndichakuya chikaphwa

M Sizini
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M Sizini
14 days 10 hours ago
Many of us have been very quick to blame our return to the Pre-electric Age on the INCOMPETENCE of ESCOM. However, we seem to be slower at blaming it on massive CORRUPTION. After all, we ask ourselves, where is the scope for corruption in the supply – or failure to supply – electricity. We can answer that question by studying the recent history of corruption and fraud at TANESCO, Tanzania. Two years ago, donors withheld US$449,000,000 out of proposed donations of US$558,000,000 due to corruption in Tanzania’s energy sector. For example, some of those with positions of leadership were deliberately… Read more »
Thitherward \'wendo
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Thitherward \'wendo
14 days 4 hours ago
A couple of days ago, SuKam, an Indian company, published a statement saying that it no longer operates in Malawi and that companies operating in Malawi under its name will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. This company manufactures and sells, solar panels, pure sine wave inverters, and UPSs. We do not need to stretch our imaginations very far to suspect that government and ESCOM employees might be using a bogus SuKam to market the equipment necessary to compensate for the failure of the national grid to provide adequate electricity. I don’t suppose that either the Police… Read more »
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