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