The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) has reiterated its warning to individuals and organizations that put up adverts on electricity poles saying the practice is dangerous.
In a statement made available to Nyasa Times, ESCOM says the practice which is most common among political parties and independent candidates especially at this time when the nation is drawing closer to the general elections puts the lives of the perpetrators and the general public in extreme danger.
“These individuals and organizations purportedly do this for increased visibility but the practice is very dangerous because electricity poles anchor electricity wires which carry high voltages of electricity,” reads part of the statement issued by Escom spokeswoman Kitty Chingita.
“Furthermore, the practice is tantamount to vandalism and it is a punishable offence by law to tamper with ESCOM property,” it reads.
ESCOM has therefore warned that it will not accept any liability arising from such risky type of marketing, and that it will ensure that any perpetrators caught doing so are brought to book.