Escom confirms free-for-all fuel scandal: ACB on the matter

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) has confirmed the free-for-all fuel scandal where senior officials  from Mulhakho wa Alhomwe, the long list of individuals and businesses  people  and politicians  from the immediate past governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) that  has been drawing fuel from the entity without rendering any services.

Chitosi: Escom will comply with the investigations

The free-for-all allocation of fuel dates back to 2018 and has attracted the attention of Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) which says it has been observing a public outcry on Escom’s alleged irregularities and mismanagement of the fuel.

The bureau’s public relations officer Egritta Mdala said they have taken note of the concerns on Escom and will “attend to all these complaints.”

Escom public relations officer Innocent Chitosi said they will comply with the investigations.

He said the ACB investigation will help the parastatal and that they will cooperate with law enforcing agencies in their investigations.

“.The investigations will also be in the interest of Escom employees who may have been deprived of their privileges as scarce resources that have ended up in wrong hands,” said Chitosi

In 2018 the Office of the Ombudsman launched an investigation to Escom over the missing 4.2 million litres of fuel meant for diesel-powered generators that the power utility body hired from Aggreko Limited to reduce prolonged power outages.

The fuel was reportedly  stolen between the point of loading at National Oil Company of Malawi (Nocma) and the generators at the three sites of Chichiri, Kanengo and Chinyama in Kasungu.

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Khima
Khima
7 months ago

ACB keep an eye on Mount Meru…with the new administration..u will thank me later

Uva pain
Uva pain
7 months ago

Tikama khala tiyeni tiyi ope nthawi ifa sinthawika lero ndi izi zinali zachi sisi lero zaululika

CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
7 months ago

Ah! Koma chilombo chilibe masapota okwanila mMalawi monsemuno
Yamikani Chilima
Yamikani Chilima
Yamikani Chilima
Chilombo ndi telemo imodzi
ngakhale pakhale ukathyali wotaaani
MCP ndi pa Central baasi

Opportunist
Opportunist
7 months ago

Let them payback our money.This did not only belong to Mulhakho but for rest of tribes

Chautaamalanga
7 months ago

Zofunikira kuchita ku ESCOM-chotsani onse amathandizira kuba mafuta ndi mabwana awo kapena kukawatsekera ku Prison yaku Nsanje for 10 years.Osawapititsa ku court.Mungowatsekera basi

Maiye
Maiye
7 months ago

Ku escom mavuto Aliko komanso izi zoti adzitibela Ife ma customers tikafuna magetsi tidziwapatsa ma 20thousand osayinila foam yako checking the wiring ndalama ama pole zawo a connection kuhongedwazinso zikutipweteka a Malawi. Munthu akugwila ntchito yoto akulandila wvery months Koma chofunilanso ndalama Kuti akusayinile foam or kukuyila magesi ndichani abale tithandizeni Ku mbava zimenezi. Zikupha chitikuko cha dziko.

Lottie
Lottie
7 months ago

Malawians have been suffering from frequent blackouts – not knowing that the DPP cadres were busy siphoning money from ESCOM. This is regrettable. APM and ESCOM Management have a lot to explain to the nation.

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
7 months ago
Reply to  Lottie

Under the wise and dynamic leadership of Prof Peter Al Capone Mutharika, master mafia and Gangster

Wikleaks
Wikleaks
7 months ago

This case will not continue because even the current government is much involved. Party zealots were seen at Nyambadwe fueling on account of MACRA

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
7 months ago
Reply to  Wikleaks

How and when?

The Dangerous Protocol.
The Dangerous Protocol.
7 months ago
Reply to  Wikleaks

Bodza ili!

Chimwene wa Anabanda ku Joni
Chimwene wa Anabanda ku Joni
7 months ago

Escom RSA is bleeding same thing. Owing enormous amounts of money that the national treasury can’t afford to bail it out. All SOE’s are being used as cash cows

Chimwene wa Anabanda ku Joni
Chimwene wa Anabanda ku Joni
7 months ago

I agree with Mulopwana the culture of working is slowly disappearing. This is a get rich scheme. It is not biblical. We don’t have a problem with people who are rich but their riches must leave legitimate paper trail and we are proud of such people. Bribery has been a big issue in Malawi and else where in Africa. It’s a shocker

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