Chilima advises Escom to stop buying fuel for Aggreko

Vice president Saulos Chilima has given Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) 30 days to stop buying fuel (diesel) for Aggreko to generate power using generators.

Chilima: Escom has been given 30 days to resolve the issue with Aggreko.

Speaking during a reforms meeting he had on Friday with ESCOM, Electricity Generation Company (EGENCO), Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) and the Ministry of Energy, Chilima said underlined that it does not make economic sense for ESCOM to be buying fuel to supply to Aggreko and then the same Aggreko sells power to ESCOM using the same fuel that ESCOM provided.

“We have advised ESCOM to avoid signing agreements that do not make financial sense,” he said.

Chilima said after resolving all the outstanding issues, what remains now is to put down a two year joint roadmap between Escom and Egenco that will ensure that the current stable power supply is maintained or improved with surplus within the stipulated two-year timeframe.

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Chitolerapapo
Chitolerapapo
1 month ago

That will help ESCOM have enough money for operations

Medson
Medson
1 month ago

Politically sounds great
But true sense is wrong
Good example you can hire a car refuel by urself price lowers.
Or hire a car refuel by the owner,price will be high, which means the remaining fuel will be used by next hire.

BigMan
BigMan
1 month ago
Reply to  Medson

No.

Mthetwa
1 month ago

umakwana Chilima aonetseni Nyekhwe ana adad wa

Wawo
Wawo
1 month ago

God bless you son of Malawi, may God guide you and may you continue with the process of rescuing Malawi from the evil ones, make them run by they selves in Jesus name.We shall continue to pray for you.

Benjamin Kabinda Sakala
Benjamin Kabinda Sakala
1 month ago

He is right Pliz because he think about poor people

Joseph Banda
Joseph Banda
1 month ago

Have you checked the terms of lease agreement? If we let him fuel the tanks he will pass on to the govt and control may be difficulty. VEEP my advise is listen to people that tell you the reality not what your ears want to hear politically. The company Aggreko, shows a history that Malawi is not the only country to do business with. If conditions are not good for them, they will simple walk away. These people commending you will not help you to bring the 78 MW immediately. We will be in darkness. Yes you are VP, Yes… Read more »

Mwikho
Mwikho
1 month ago
Reply to  Joseph Banda

We need new ideas and approach that is what the VP is doing. Whether he is not sn engineer or energy expert is irrelevant I am sure he has better advisors than you DPP thief. We are for a changed Malawi.

John Gray Gufa
John Gray Gufa
1 month ago
Reply to  Mwikho

So anyone with a contrary view is a DPP member. Kkkkkk, With this kind of thinking Mw can not develop

Munthu wamba
Munthu wamba
1 month ago
Reply to  Joseph Banda

So it makes financial sense to you for escom to supply fuel for the generators and then buy the electricity that is produced by the generators escom supplied fuel for?

kanchenga
kanchenga
1 month ago
Reply to  Joseph Banda

What nonsense. First grade rubbish. Allowing someone take advantage of you because you are in dire stress is foolishness. The VP is right if Egenco wants to go out let them go. Malawians why do you like exposing your underbelly to foreigners. Foolish experts.

BigMan
BigMan
1 month ago
Reply to  Joseph Banda

You really think he didnt consult or look at all those concerns? Give us a break pliz chonde anthu a DPP. Kuba fuel basi.

Chimwemwe
Chimwemwe
1 month ago
Reply to  Joseph Banda

Let them work away, rather than siphone us to dry!!!!

M'malawi weni-weni
M'malawi weni-weni
1 month ago

And a day later, blackouts are back

kanchenga
kanchenga
1 month ago

Yes that’s fine because for gold to be pure it must go through intense heat. Success is not easy

Noxy
1 month ago

KKkkkkkkk imeneyi ndiye reform kapena kungosintha mayendedwe a ndalama kkkkkkkkkk same Aggreko hhooo my foot with Tonse Alliance.The fuel will be charged to ESCOM which will be more costly because Aggreko will add operational costs on top of hiring the generator.Experience is indeed the best teacher Tonse is still learning.When you hire a vehicle who fuels it???? simple question Bwana Chilima.

kanchenga
kanchenga
1 month ago
Reply to  Noxy

I wish you knew what you are talking about. You are the kind of people who would buy a chicken at 35000 because the farmer told you that’s what cost him to raise it. If they can’t produce electricity at reasonable cost tell them to go.

Mwene
Mwene
1 month ago
Reply to  Noxy

Poor reasoning, Can you really compare hiring Aggreko to car hiring???? Aggreko provides power at a particular time and for a period. Does the same apply to car hiring???

Medson
Medson
1 month ago
Reply to  Mwene

Of course ESCOM hires the generators from Aggreko to be used at a particular time.
That’s why Esom have to buy some services from Aggreko.
Thank you

BigMan
BigMan
1 month ago
Reply to  Noxy

Nonsense, thank God DPP is out of government if this was their thought process. You really think hiring generators at this magnitude is the same as hiring a car?

Rich
Rich
1 month ago

Powerful and this is great.

APM akulira
APM akulira
1 month ago

DPP bullshit. Put in place to facilitate the theft of money

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