Electricity connected to school after owner sleep over at Escom offices

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) has been pressured into connecting electricity to a private secondary school after the owner held a lone overnight vigil at the premises of Escom offices in Mzimba on Monday night.

Levi Zimba at Escom’s Mzimba offices for a lone all night vigil
Levi Zimba sleeps outside Escon offices in Mzimba to force the power utility company connect electricity to his private secondary school

Escom public relations officer Innocent Chitosi has confirmed that his organisation has connected power to Chiwawalu private secondary school in Mzimba.

This was after a 62-year-old owner held a vigil at Mzimba Escom offices in protest over delays by the corporation to connect power to his private secondary school despite allegedly paying a connection fee of K81,000 in 2018.

Levi Zimba said he decided to take this action to push Escom to come out clearly on why it is failing to connect electricity to his Chiwawalu Private Secondary along Lojwa on the M1 road.

Chitosi said the two year delay to connect the school was due to lack of materials needed for connections.

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A Bakha a Blue
A Bakha a Blue
6 months ago

Stupid ESCOM!!! Stupid excuse! shame on ESCOM!!! This must stop!!!! Somebody was waiting for a bribe! ……so disgraceful😫😫😫

Mbava
Mbava
6 months ago

So ESCOM took MK81, 000 knowing that they don’t have the materials to connect electricity??? It took 2 years to have the materials ???! ….. this is nothing but bull shit, shame on ESCOM!!!!

Noxy
6 months ago

Very interesting,I salute this man for his courage to hold vigil t ESCOM office and this is happening when the one who promised free electicity connection is just chete 5months down the line.oooooh shame

nyarugwe
nyarugwe
6 months ago
Reply to  Noxy

This k81,000.00 was taken during Peter Mutharika period not Chakwera

Elmat
Elmat
6 months ago

Wow two years wait and a sleep over at Escom office….. Do you then blame people for illegal connections when doing it the legal way has taken two years and a sleep over. You should be ashamed

Ida
Ida
6 months ago

Lero ndi lero materials achokera kuti nanga?

Concerned Woman
Concerned Woman
6 months ago

How I wish a Competitor to ESCOM comes to Malawi, I would dump ESCOM the following day. Imagine I bought ESCOM Interface for my place in Kasungu last year (October, 2019) now it’s over 1 year 1 month I haven’t received. All you hear are stories. I have tried all the means everyone could think of but to no avail. I have communicated my concerns starting from Junior Officers up to Most Senior Bosses and exhausted my thinking. I am now thinking of going somewhere else to lodge my complaint. ESCOM 🙌🙌😭😭 ANAKONZA.

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
6 months ago

I believe that this is the language that these parastatals understands very well. He id a legend. Salute.

Muhammad
Muhammad
6 months ago

Hats off to this man who slept at this school for ESCOM to supply power,we need more people to make a noise against ESCOM and Blantyre water board…both their service is at it’s worst..I am a Malawian Indian but I know the desperation of Malawians walking to these institutions only to seek help for their wrong water or electrical bill .
Go in ESCOM’s yard you will see stock that has been ordered for like twenty years and moreover nothing will be used .

Ku lumbadzi
Ku lumbadzi
6 months ago
Reply to  Muhammad

Stocks that were supplied by politicians,party functionaries,preferred suppliers,palms were greased and nobody ever cares,those championing reforms are tongue tied,the government has welcomed one political harlot recently,who during the wretched ten year rule of Udf supplied materials to Escom which to this day haven’t been used,the 4 billion fuel siphon ,the Vice President doesn’t talk about any more ,billions have been misappropriated by Escom over the years,politicians cash cow as well,I cry for my beloved vote,please somebody tell me that the rubble will be cleared.

Joshua
Joshua
6 months ago

Escom Escom….It took almost two years to re-route escom power lines over my house in Kameza, Blantyre. And yet they charged me k1,200,000.00 which they demanded to be paid cash. I kept on reminding them to do the needful until I was ask to pay a bribe which I refused.

Ku lumbadzi
Ku lumbadzi
6 months ago
Reply to  Joshua

Lucky you ,I had to wait seven solid years before power was connected to my house,begs the question how others properties are supplied with power in record time,must be holy cow’s.

Esnarth Yaluwera
Esnarth Yaluwera
6 months ago

Bullshit….lane excuse. Yes there is a lot of rubble at Escom. Send them packing. Useless.

Ku lumbadzi
Ku lumbadzi
6 months ago

Clearing of rubble,just idle talk to get my vote.

nyarugwe
nyarugwe
6 months ago
Reply to  Ku lumbadzi

You are one of the rubble

Ku lumbadzi
Ku lumbadzi
6 months ago
Reply to  nyarugwe

You are looking in the mirror,the rubble that’s your reflection

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