Demo against electricity crisis unnecessary – Dausi

Malawi government spokesperson, Nicholas Dausi, has has described as unnecessary the  demonstrations organized by the Civil Society Organization  one way of showing their anger against Electricity Supply Coorperation of Malawi’s (Escom’s) poor service delivery leading to electricity blackouts.

Dausi: Demonstrations are unnecessary in the current circumstances

Speaking at Central Office Information (COI) in Lilongwe on Tuesday, Dausi who is also Minister of Information and Communications Technology, called upon CSOs leaders to encourage people to plant more trees and preserve the already existing environment   if the country is  to get out of the mess, saying reliable rivers where there is  source hydro-power  have dried due to deforestation.

“Demonstrations will solve nothing, its waste of resources. These CSOs leaders are hypocrites, ill –informed and lack substance in the approach of very important issues that concern Malawians.

“Let them go to the citizenry and encourage them plant more trees to reverse the current situation where rivers are drying up due to deforestation which is worse now,” Dausi said.

He said that CSOs should have been the last group of people to appreciate the electricity challenges after their visit to a number of hydro-power stations recently where they saw that indeed it’s necessary to be patient enough.

“The issue should be handled in a multi-sectored approach. Government is getting into thermo- power generation, and very soon these issues will be a history.

“We are waiting for the arrival of these generators as anyone else may appreciate we are dealing with international procurement process that require ample time,” the Minister explained.

Dausi added that currently government is very committed by rehabilitating Kapichira and Tedzani 2 hydro-power generating stations to cushion the power outages.

“Government has plans in the pipeline to construct Mpatamanga gorge hydro-power stations as we try to explore other avenues to sort out the electricity challenges.

“This is after no any other previous government put any effort to do the same since 1963 when Nkula hydro–power station was constructed with a population of only 3.5 million only,” he stated.

Lead organizer Billy Mayaya and Chairman for Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC), Robert Mkwezalamba revealed that a petition will be delivered to Escom Officials.

The march is sxpected to start at Area 18 round about at exactly 7am to City Centre round about and then a U-turn to Council Offices.

“People have the right to demonstrate in order to communicate either anger or happiness,” Mkwezalamba pointed out.

CSOs have organized demonstration to be held in Lilongwe November 8, 2017 to push government to act on the power outages.

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santana
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When Bingu dumped UDF, the party gurus told its supporters to go and demonstrate as if the action by Bingu would be reversed. Many demos in Malawi have been conducted even during the time of Bingu by the Mayayas whose agenda was to bring down the DPP admin but surprisingly people who were very silent by then voted the party back to power despite negative show by the so called CSOs. MCP and CSOs will not be tired to talk negative on this govt but people are keeping their answer in the elections of 2019. The ecstasy by MCP coming… Read more »
Kaitano
Guest

Am reading that C.Os are the ones who are organizing the demos not M.C.P unless you tell me something here.
By the way, is it not true that we are experiencing blackout in Malawi? and or is it not bringing economics down to the knees? Am just asking, i know we are different, but how is Malawi?

Morgan
Guest

Demos will not bring electrify

Morgan
Guest

We have no electricity yes,then we demonstrate yes,then what next.CSOs will demonstrations bring us electricity after.this is a national crisis not Peter’s. Look bushiri is offering to help and you are offering to demonstrate. I don’t belong to the president’s party but I don’t agree with your step here.I therefore challenge you to a debate on the issue.accept my challenge and contact me on 0998259295 or 0881507654.ndili pano pa ekwendeni. PS trapense

Yeme
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Bravo Adausi,apa mwanenako zoona.Mwautsimikizira mtundu wa a Malawi kuti solution palibe angozivuta ndi kukayenda mu museu(kupanga DEmostration)

yandula
Guest

sleeping on the job! a malawi ayenela kuwadzutsa a DPP

Nabetha
Guest

HORSE TRAILER DRIVER REF CLIENT REF DESTINATION POSITION
ZA556 SA8241 ROBERT CTTSA/0843/17 CHIBUKU PRODUCTS LILONGWE MWANZA BORDER – DAY 2 – NO ELECTRICITY

Nabetha
Guest

The truck arrived at Mwanza boarder 2 days ago but MRA cannot clear the consignment because the electricity has been off at the boarder for 3days now. I cannot even imagine how many trucks are standing there waiting for customs clearance. MALAWI OYEEEEEEE!

De Magnate
Guest

THIS IS ANOTHER INSTITUTION WHICH IS MAKING MALAWIANS POOR, IT HAS EXORBITANT TAXES AND CANNOT AFFORD TO BUY A STAND-BY GENERATOR? THEY HAVE A VERY BIG GENSET AT MWANZA BUT IT’S OLD, THEY CAN’T BUY A NEW ENGINE? AWA NDIYE ASANAMIZIRE ESCOM…

Aalex
Guest

MRA guys are thieves.. Just 1/3 of the money they get mu ma border goes to Government. Look at the cars they buy, houses they build..ask about their salary..

ZIMANDIWAWA
Guest

Let me tell Mr. Dausi as Information Minister, Bwanji bwana simufuna uwuza a Malawi za mavuto omwe tikukumananawo? Ndiye a Malawi akhala chete bwanji? Kod mukuona ngati mukulamulira mbuzi? You are suppose to communicate………..ndiye mukuti a CSO awuze anthu kuti adzale mitengo,, mitengo udzala panopa ibweretsa magetsi? Simwano kwa a Malawi umenewu? OLIRA SAMUTOLA PAKAMWA……..

Amon
Guest

Let us have Solar power because this type of energy will be less affected by climate change. Sun will always be there. Hydro power is waste of resources and we are not solving anything. Escom need to change its approach. Each year they complain of water levels in Lake Malawi. Now let us use Solar power and not Generators that will need Diesel and increase cost and this additional cost will be pushed to consumers.

kelly
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A dausi kodi mitengoyo mmesanso tikuphikira ciz of lack of energy? You have been in power for thirteen years what have you done? Kamuzu tried fir 3.5 million people and we are using tge same energy for 17 millon. nanga inu mudatani nthawi ya Bingu? Kukana kusayinira magetsi aku mozambique. A Escom adawonera patali but you were blinded ndikuba. Do not blame Kamuzu. Its DPP government kusafuna kumvera advise. you enrich yourself at the expense of poor Malawians. Shut up dausi. Tidzale mitengo nde ibweretsa magetsi. you must be very stupid for that position. Siikukukhala kodi sukulu mudalekeza chiyani paja.… Read more »
Nganiza Muthulika
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I can see how some Malawians are ignorant in understand demonstration. If u dont demonistrate how are u going to tell the go ernment and ESCOM enough is enough? Those who dont use electricity dont care but what about businesses? Dausi is afraid that demonstration can lead to voilence but If u dont demonistrate u will not have electricity for years to come. ESCOM and government can find a solution but dont care. Bushiri is not the answer. A Malawi u are used to beg or wait for help from abroad or someone. What is the use of having a… Read more »
Santana
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This president is sleeping on his job

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