Mutharika blames past govts for electricity, water woes in Malawi

President Peter Mutharika has blamed past governments for the current electricity and water problems facing the country, saying they did not invest much in the two sectors.

President Peter Mutharika is taken around the Saliam sugar factory after officially opened it on Monday.(C)govati Nyirenda. Mana

President Peter Mutharika is taken around the Saliam sugar factory after officially opened it on Monday.(C)govati Nyirenda. Mana

The newly Commissioned Salima Sugar factory.(C)govati Nyirenda. mana

The newly Commissioned Salima Sugar factory.(C)govati Nyirenda. mana

Mutharika said this in Salima where he officially opened a sugar plant, Salima Sugar Factory.

“I am not to blame for the current electricity and water problems, not at all. The past governments failed failed to make investments in electricity and water sectors. I repeat, my government is not responsible,” said Mutharika.

As he spoke around 3pm, most parts of the Capital City, Lilongwe did not have electricity and water and Escom was flighting advertisements on radios of apologising for power blackout elsewhere.

Malawi has an average of three hours of electricity every day and in Lilongwe water is available once a week.

Mutharika however said he would be commissioning the coal powered electricity plant at Kammwamba and water from Mulanje Mountain next month, saying this would ease the problems the country is facing.

He said the Salima Sugar Factory will employ atleast 3000 people, especially the youth thereby cutting down on an unemployment.

Mutharika assured the investors that Escom has assured of electricity availability.

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Star1981
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Star1981
1 month 5 days ago

Give me a break

chemuyaya
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chemuyaya
1 month 8 days ago

Peter has a problem up there. He dont use his brain as a man

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1 month 8 days ago

Who owns this sugar plant?

The Patriot
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The Patriot
1 month 8 days ago

And he has been in govt for atleast 10 years of the past 12 years! Blame yourself sir and not others!!

AAlex
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AAlex
1 month 8 days ago

Hahahahahahahaha…..Koma bwanawa…kikikiki…

samsung Nokia
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1 month 8 days ago

kod cant there just be a single solution to this problem that it is solved once and for all? mmene munayambila kunena za coal, malasha, kaya gold, solar …..no tangible result and impact up to date……..if in the begining ku malawi kunalibiletu magetsi….then kunagulidwa machine to generate electricity…..what cant you just do the same now? osangogulanso machine ena bwanj…ofcourse okulilapo than ma battery mu ku user panowo………/

lets find long lasting solutions sometimes osati short-term solution…akuti magetsi a solar, iyayi a coal….kenaka tiuzidwapo za magetsi from ndowe za ngömbe

kkilembe
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kkilembe
1 month 8 days ago

What does he mean that Escom has assured electricity? Za zii basi. APM should stop thinking he is talking to little kids.

John Black
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1 month 8 days ago

Previous governments: that should include the DPP government of Bingu wa Mutharika, of which Peter Mutharika was part. His claim, true or false, does not absolve him, or his party of responsibility for the mess we are in.

The Commentator formerly known as Obanda Joyce Nti
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The Commentator formerly known as Obanda Joyce Nti
1 month 8 days ago

Za ziiiii

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