Egenco spends K10 billion in silt removal

Officials from state run electricity generating company (EGENCO) say the company has spent K10 billion to remove silt from its dams.

Liabunya: K10 billion to remove silt

EGENCO Chief Executive Officer William Liabunya disclosed this on Friday during the company’s tree planting exercise in Lirangwe area, Blantyre.

The exercise was done in collaboration with its partners such as the Malawi Institute of Engineers, Association of Environmental Journalists-AEJ and Kamuzu College of Nursing.

Liabunya explained that environmental degradation in their catchment areas and heavy rains that come with trash lead to siltation at their dams.

The country is currently experiencing improved power supply with no prolonged blackouts which had been prevalent during the rainy season.

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BigMan
BigMan
1 month ago

Kuba basi

Eboue
Eboue
1 month ago

We are turning more like Nigeria where they always talk of billions. Just know that half of that money was pocketed.

Opportunist
Opportunist
1 month ago

10 billion for what

mtete
mtete
1 month ago

I recall there was a proposal by one Minister to construct dams on major Shire River tributaries such as Rivirivi, Mkulumadzi etc. Lots of silt would build up in these dams instead of accumulating at Nkula, Tedzani and Kapichira reseavours.
It would be easier to dredge the dams on the tributaries. Besides, the dams would irrigate small-scale farmers and the silt removed would improve soils in areas.
Bizarre solution maybe!

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
1 month ago

10bilion is an exaggeration. Please tell people correct figures

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
1 month ago

Tsano baba bwanji kuchedwa kubvala mitengo apa nvula ipita kwakutha. Abale anga kugona pakati mkuyambirira.Yofutsa timayika pathandala osati poyera ana angapenye.

The Khumalos are racketeering
The Khumalos are racketeering
1 month ago

Nyasa Times Reporter, the 10 billion was spent (and of course, a good chunk of it wasted) over what period of time, is it over 3 years or 2 months? Do some reporting please. Anyway what would be a cost of installing a 40 megawatt steam power-plant that can support 5 megafarms? Probably 6.2 billion is a little over enough, and energy pays back quite quick…

Last edited 1 month ago by The Khumalos are racketeering
winner msyali
winner msyali
1 month ago

Steam power plant its cheap to construct but very expensive to Run.About 10 billion just go and visit Nkula power dam and appreciate on going work at Nkula Dam

CULTURE
CULTURE
1 month ago

Kkkkkkk Tonse and Chakwela government. Kkkkkkk ziliko ulendo uno.

Arnaud Ngolomba
Arnaud Ngolomba
1 month ago

Malawi needs to diversify its energy mix, try wind, solar and geothermal like our neighbouring countries.

And ESCOM needs to be proactive and forward looking embark on a soil and waste management program along the rivers, teaching the communities around the rivers about modern farming methods, soil and waste management. We cannot be hearing the same stories every year.

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