Malawi to use fuel for top up power — Msaka

Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Bright Msaka has said utility power  provider Escom will now use diesel for top up power.

Msaka: Fuel to be used

Msaka: Fuel to be used

He acknowledged the demand for electricity is just too huge.

Msaka said Escom has enough generators for the exercise which will lead to reduced power black out in some areas.

The Minister, however, said the situation would improve when the private sector joins the power generating venture.

“We cannot as government, generating power to satisfy the demand, this is why we have asked the private sector to join us,” he said.

He said already there is a commitment of 4000 megawatts of electricity from the private sector, saying this would go up after the government advertises for the same.

“This will no longer be the government responsibility,” he said.

Escom is able to provide power for two to three hours a day mainly at night and attribute this to low water levels in Shire.

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Sam Ukhela

It will be interesting to see who makes money out of this ‘initiative’ – and what connections they have with ESCOM management and politicians. Our eyes are open.


If he is not getting out of his senses, Then something terribly wrong with this man.

alfred abraham

bright msaka how much fuel will escom be using and to produce how much electricity and at what cost and by how much will the load shedding be reduced


zikomo kwambiri pobweretsa maganizo amenewa koma ine ndili ndi maganizo ena owonjezela kodi sizingatheke kuti madzi amene amati akachoka ku ma tubines kenaka ndikumapitaso ku shire madzi amene aja tiziwapopa mma pipe ndikubwerelaso kuja achokera kenaka ndi kukapukusaso ma tubines ngati muja amachitila madzi apa swimming pool. (2) timagula zinthu za mbili kunja including mafuta a galimoto kodi zikulempera pati kuti magetsiso nawo tilumikizitse kunja kwa dziko lino?

Ralphael Sam Kasambwe
Ralphael Sam Kasambwe

fuel for electricity to cook nsima and watch music splash,spelling bee, presidential diary on TVM i think the priorities are placed upside down.Amangwetu would we pliz reason as people not politicians why using another already scarce resource to solve another controversial issue.Mr Msaka are you saying in your fuel reserve you have enough diesel to carter for this initiative dzikodi lili m’manja mwa agalu.

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