Escom set to miss Nov 30 deadline for Zambia power

State power distributor, Escom says it will miss the November 30 deadline to tap electricity from Zambia as the country now faces for over nine hours of power black outs every day.

Chiwaya: Several issues to sort out

Escom chief executive officer Alexious Chiwaya said despite the signing of the memorandum of understanding between Malawi and Zambia, there are several issues to sort out before Malawi taps the power from Chipata.

State power generators Egenco has since said electricity woes will not end until March next year.

However, Escom publicist Innocent Chitosi has played down the matter, saying Malawi will tap the 20 megawatts of power from Zambia by November 30.

“There are just a few technical issues we are sorting out , everything will be finalized by 30 November,” he said.

He said the testing of the line is currently underway and the commissioning of the line is set for November 30 as scheduled.

Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya was forced to adjourn parliamentary seating on Monday earlier after the power blackout hit the National Assembly.

 

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hgfg
hgfg
2 years ago

I’m not even surprised. That’s how Malawi operates.

Achiswe
2 years ago

Surprise, surprise! These starting dates are a laugh a minute. As long as the DPP are in government we can’t believe everything we hear or are told. Only when we experience the light 24/7 will be believe the darkness has been left behind.

Oscar
Oscar
2 years ago

Shame Shame ! On u Escom.. and the Government itself is not serious with this problem….
How many years now we have been in darkness ? Mukatelo muziti tikuvotelen… Nonsense!

mtete
mtete
2 years ago

How can Chitosi contradict his boss? Looks like ESCOM has run out of facts and has now resorted to lying, just like everyone is doing these days.

Walk the Talk
Walk the Talk
2 years ago

DPP mabodza too much, how can we believe you with all these stories. We are second tired of such stories, we better try others to run and govern this country. I recall two years ago our president promised that black out will be a thing of the past come November, 2017. But to our surprise, these blackouts are even worse, making business people and the economy not moving as planned. I beg please, DPP pave way for UTM, may be tingawone zina.

Achiswe
2 years ago
Reply to  Walk the Talk

The expression is ‘sick and tired’ not ‘second’ tired, which doesn’t make sense at all.

CitizenX
CitizenX
2 years ago

Parliament forced to adjourn early kkkkkkk it just goes to show that parliament is full of stupid mps, we should call experts to come exam every malawian head so we know for a fact that this country is just full of dunderheads/airheads this is why it is the poorest, we cant even solve simplest of problems come on.

Tadala
Tadala
2 years ago

The publist is contradiction his own CEO. A confused parastatal which is living on lies to the public due to political pressure.

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
2 years ago

Chitosi now you have started living your name.

Central
Central
2 years ago

Boma la a pumbwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ili ndi lobowa heavyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!! Mr Chitosi mwajoina gulu lonama tsopanooooooo!! Osangokhala chete bwanji m’malo mopiltilila ndi malonjezoooooooooooo

chikalabwamba
2 years ago
Reply to  Central

mediocrity at play

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