Atupele contented with Malawi Rural Electrification phase seven

Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Atupele Muluzi has expressed satisfaction with the progress of Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (Marep) phase seven.

Atupele Muluzi: Rural electrification
Atupele Muluzi: Rural electrification
New power lines
New power lines

According to Muluzi, government through this project intend to increase connectivity to 30 percent by 2030.

“ The figure might look small but people should know that the current connectivity is at two percent and that increase will significantly improve the country’s GDP as economic activities will be enhanced,” said Muluzi.

Speaking last Tuesday at Chiunjiza Trading Centre in Traditional Authority (T/A) Masula in Lilongwe, said Marep is bringing power to the rural people and also helping to reduce rural to urban migration.

“I am happy with the progress of Marep phase seven. This is really showing that Malawi is progressing. This place is in the remotest and for people to have electricity here, it has helped them,” he said.

Muluzi said rural electrification is helping a lot of rural masses, which will in turn improve their economic well-being.

Under Marep seven, government is targeting 82 trading centres throughout the country and 52 additional centres.

Muluzi said it is government’s wish to electrify 30 percent of rural areas in 15 years from the current electricity penetration of two percent.

Malawi has the lowest electricity connectivity in the Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) region and efforts to increase generation capacity through independent power producers stalled due to tariff challenges.

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KARU UNITED
KARU UNITED
6 years ago

I salute H E APM,for his choice of cabinet ministers,most of them,goal oriented & modest,even us from the UDF are pleased with your style of leadership,VERY accommodative!

Zanga Phee!
Zanga Phee!
6 years ago

I can not complain we got MAREP program in my village so keep it locked Sir,see my name.

ujeni
6 years ago

If you call a place in New York away from Time Square as the remotest, then you are a fool. Of course the whole Malawi is a big village.

Ezekiel Peter Ching'oma
Ezekiel Peter Ching'oma
6 years ago

Atupele sudzatheka! T A Masula ndi kwa Amayi ako Anne Muluzi, ife a MCP tasangalala

Malindima
Malindima
6 years ago

I don’t believe Escom has such capacity. I paid K6m in 2008 to connect into the village in T/A mulonyeni and they connected 5 years later! I the paid K1.2m for transformer upgrade 11 months ago but nothing has been done till today. This compounded by daily power interruptions has made me poor and my investment is a write off. So I think the Minister should also consider capacity if the power utility, the extra source of power. Are we to see a power plan constructed within the period if his estimate? Let the Chinese construct a coal fired power… Read more »

Esawo Chateka
Esawo Chateka
6 years ago

Good job

Rodriguas Latata
Rodriguas Latata
6 years ago

The problem is politics. Electricity should not be politicised. Period. Why is it that most of Malawi is still in the stone age in the 21st century? Shame on politicians.

Mphongo Zidana
Mphongo Zidana
6 years ago

If it takes ages to have houses in the city to get connected, I bet it will take centuries. Unless it is a deliberate move.

Mwama Du
Mwama Du
6 years ago

I hav given Atu and his ministry some credits. Good job atu usakhale ngati APM olephera muzilizonse.

chikoya
6 years ago

T/A Mzikubola hqs is the only T/A hqs without electricity, in mzimba. Consider us too bwana atupele though anthu ake angolimbirana ufumu hence no dvpt in the area.

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