Esom uncovers ‘tricky’ customers, five arrested

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) investigators carrying out inspections at customers’ premises in Blantyre  have uncovered an alleged syndicate  that has been conducting an illegal electricity connection.

One of the customers revealed to Escom that am intermediary had connected  his newly constructed house.

“When questioned, the middle man implicated some Escom employees, leading to the arrest of five members of staff,” a statement  issued by Escom public relations manager Innocent Chitosi said.

The exercise was also aimed at reviewing safety issues, including the quality of electrical equipment in use, checking whether there were any illegal or unsafe power connections or if customers tampered with the meters or extended powerlines behind Escom’s back.

“In the operation, Escom has established thast 50 premises  were illegally connected,” the statement added.

Escom is losing a lot of revenue through such malpractices.

The malpractice was common in Lilongwe where frustrated prospective customers opted for the short cut after waiting forever on Escom’s connections waiting list.

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Mesimadzi
Mesimadzi
3 years ago

If you believe that I am cadet, refute that MCP and its current leadership were caught pants down stealing water from Lilongwe Watet Board through illegal water connection. Should you fail to provide your refutal with convincing facts, I will continue urging Malawians not to allow this party with its heartless leadership to get anywhere close to power in Malawi. Ine ndi a pabanja langa tidzavotera APM.

Guanta
Guanta
3 years ago

Those arrested and implicated hv no names? No location?

Dagobert
Dagobert
3 years ago

Out of negligence giving customers a proper service, people going for corrupt and criminal shortcuts!

Zoona
Zoona
3 years ago

Mesimadzi cadet Kikkkk.The Board chair Mr Mpinganjira said it all that corruption at Escom is being done by DPP gurus by siphoning money in the name of procurement.Akamakugulirani me internet bundle to counter argue muzikhala ndi funds zenizeni.

LEGO
3 years ago

The more you delay to give power to people who have applied the more you will face these problems

Mesimadzi
Mesimadzi
3 years ago

It is sad that the illegal electricity connection is common in Lilongwe. Memories are still fresh that MCP was caught pants down illegally connecting water in the same city. MCP must have taught the art to so many Malawians. As a word of advice, Malawians let us agree never to allow MCP getting anywhere near power.

B.I.G
B.I.G
3 years ago
Reply to  Mesimadzi

When were you discharged from the Mental Hospital your brothers took you to????

Charles
Charles
3 years ago
Reply to  Mesimadzi

Stupid ‘reasoning’ by Mesimadzi. If you have nothing to offer the best you can do is not to comment instead of exposing your lack of reasoning!!!!!!!!

QueenB
QueenB
3 years ago
Reply to  Mesimadzi

Then you should mention all those corrupt individuals at ESCOM. We have blackouts everyday due to corruption at ESCOM. MCP boma! 2019. Mbava iwe ya DPP.

LEGO
3 years ago
Reply to  Mesimadzi

I don’t blame you but i blame your brainless thought of mind

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