Minister Msaka says Malawi not only country facing blackouts

Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Bright Saka Sc has said Malawi is not the country which is facing electricity woes, saying all countries in southern Africa are affected and have load shedding programs.

Msaka: All countries in southern Africa are facing electricity problems

Msaka: All countries in southern Africa are facing electricity problems

Saka said this in Lilongwe on  Sunday at Masintha ground during a political rally which President Peter Mutharika addressed.

“It is not only Malawi that is faced with electricity problems all countries in the southern region are affected. This is so because we were all depending on water generated electricity,” Msaka explained.

Msaka assured that by 2024 all will be well as government has embarked on long and short term measures to end the current electricity problem.

He said the country will generate 2000 mega watts of electricity by 2024 that  will help the country have enough electricity to reach out all the household and industries.

Msaka said government has bought 46 mega watts to be installed in all the regions and currently 10 mega watts has already been installed in Lilongwe and are expecting to install another 10 in the same district, 20 and six will be installed in Blantyre and Mzuzu respectively.

He also said other electricity will be produced from coal and companies have already shown interest and soon the projects will start adding that some international companies are also showing their interest.

Msaka then said 70 mega watts would also be bought from solar and that the Kamwamba project and other project are still on.

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10 thoughts on “Minister Msaka says Malawi not only country facing blackouts”

  1. Nankununkha says:

    A dimwit of a minister. We are in for trouble as a country.

  2. Rasta says:

    Mi didnt know di buoy ah useless as di rest inna di DPP government….” We nah di only only country facing blackouts”. Dis is accepting falure fadda…wake up and find solutions…Mi bad wit DPP government

  3. all-i-can say says:

    Koma amalawi why are we letting this guy spout such rubbish? If Msaka cannot see the importance of reliable energy supply, then we have a big problem on our hands. No wonder they do not have a plan nor ambitions nor vision to turn around the fortunes of this country. Who projects such kind of logic of failure and takes comfort in mediocrity? This country is being ruled by idiots who came into government with no ideas and they are really fumbling in the dark. Lets get rid of these jokers, fellow Nyasas. The country needs a total overhaul before it’s too late. What a wasted opportunity for Malawi!!!

  4. dowa boy says:

    That’s a total lie!!! we have had visitors (choirs) at our church from Zambia and Zimbabwe, they were very surprised and shocked to see what we are going through and it was very embarrassing. Shame to minister Msaka, zakukanikani just resign other than lying to the nation…uganiza ngati bwampini …
    2024..kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  5. Muchizy says:

    FOOLISHNESS OF THE HIGHEST MAGNITUDE, INSTEAD OF SOLVING YOUR PROBLEMS U ARE BUSY MAKING COMPARISONS. SO WHAT IF ALL THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN COUNTRIES ARE EXPERIENCING BLACKOUTS? THIS MINISTER IS LIKE SEVERAL OTHERS IN THIS DPP GOVERNMENT IS VERY USELESS, ALL THIS TIME I THOUGHT HE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER FOOLS, I WAS WRONG……SHAMELESS

  6. mfundisi says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHA…Kunamiza amalawi…zanu zikuyenda? Neibouring country yake yiti ikumakhala mundima ngati ku Malawi…Si inu mumakhala mumagesi bwinobwino…Eeee KOMA Amalawi.

  7. Charles says:

    Wabodza, Malawi is the only country which is experiencing Blackouts of this magnitude with some areas getting 17 hours a day blackouts. We have heard the story before it will happen after 1 year or 2 years, and things never change infact post independence this is the worst blackouts ever in Malawi. Suprising there are no resginations or sackings for underperformance at Escom or the ministry of Energy.

  8. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O
    Hearing what Msaka has said, one thing is clear:
    “Age does not always bring wisdom. Sometimes age comes alone.” – Anonymous. Nanga inu . .
    . . . If you write the MSCE for instance, and all people in your class (including you) fail; will you celebrate that you are not the only one who has failed the exam?
    . . . Nanga inu, if you are involved in an accident and all people, including yourself die; will the dead-you smile just because you are not the only one who is dead?
    . . . Kodi inu, if you are thrown into hell (together with your whole family), shall you find comfort that you are not the only one who’s been thrown into hell?
    . . . Kodi zimatheka bwanji anthu kumaganiza mosakwanira chomwechi?
    ……………………………………………………………………..
    Truth is . . .
    . . . Notwithstanding the lie that Malawi is not the only country seriously affected by blackouts, no any sane person, let alone a govt Minister; would find comfort in having no power, poor roads, substandard education, hunger, no drugs etc, just because his/hers; is not the only country affected.
    . . . Its high time we realised that people like Msaka have overstayed their welcome in the system. Otherwise, he would have realised that even if you are not the only one negatively affected by a misadventure, when it comes to suffering the consequences, you do it alone.
    . . . That’s why even if a group of people may be poor, or be thrown into prison; when it comes to suffering the pain or other consequences, they do it as individual entities, not as a group.
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O

  9. Chidakulaka says:

    I have been seen Msaka as one of the sharp civil servant of his time. Unfortunately, he has just exposed his foolishness. Malawi is the only country seriously affected by electricity problems. There is no single problem of electricity in the neighboring Mozambique for example. Other countries as well are not affected as Malawi is. Don’t cheat non-travelling Malawians.

  10. Concerned says:

    Not true. South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique are not suffering from load shedding and not all are hydro-dependent. South Africa and Botswana are coal-dependent. I don’t see how you could justify 2000 MW by 2024 and how that could be financed in such an economy.

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