Give us solution on electricity black-outs, PP’s Matola tells Mutharika

Former Minister of Energy and Mining Ibrahim Matola has lashed at President Peter Mutharika to give Malawians solutions on electricity blackouts which the country is experiencing.

Matola: Challenges Mutharika on electicity

Matola: Challenges Mutharika on electicity

Speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times in Lilongwe, Matola who is also former ruling People’s Party (PP) Secretary General, said Malawians are not interested in waiting in perseverance with the blackouts.

Mutharika told the news conference that Malawians should persevere with blackouts.

Matola said he was “shocked and disappointed” to hear from the President asking Malawians to persevere with blackouts.

“In his speech, the President cited Kammwamba project as one of the measures that will deal with power outage. For your information the said project is a long term one, so should Malawians wait for the next ten years to have power throughout,” queried Matola.

Matola said that soon after former President Joyce Banda took over power in 2012, there were mo blackouts.

“We inherited government with blackouts so what I did was to add 64 Megawatts from the 287 megawatts that we found, making the total production of 351 Megawatts,” said Matola of what he did when he was minister of energy.

Matola said all the ways and means of combating blackouts are contained in Economic Recovery Plan which was launched by PP.

“The document is there at Capital Hill why can this government not check on the document for continuity,” said Matola.

“Even if this Government invites me to show the document, I can show them at Capital Hill,” said Matola.

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Mukunama magesi akavuta nthawi ya Bingu atatenga JB magesi anasiya ndipo Matola usanamizire ulamuliro wa JB.Ndatha wanu supporter wamkulu wa MCP


Mufuna kutchuka mutatuluka mu ground. Sizitheka. Tazingochotsanani mipandoyo.

Honeycomb Chidyaudzu

Peter Muthalika is the 3rd most educated president in Africa. I do not know why he is failing to run this country effectively. There is a saying that learders are born not made. Despite all his brilliant academic achievements Muthalika is not a leader. The best for him is to go back to his teaching profession otherwise he is bringing this country back wards with his lacklustre leadership


DPP, is a government of many challenges and requires persevirance in all things, no food in all the hospitals for petients, no forex, no power, now we stay 12hours witoit power, its not wise now sy


I agree with u matola , u really saying the truth, u tried ur best




Agalu a dpp with no sense of direction


Shame on you Matola simunasinthebe? Chonde dzimveleni chisoni Kapichira phase 2 was initiated and the project started in Bingu’Bingu’s time when Goodall Gondwe was Minster of natural resources. They also introduced the coming in of energy saver bulbs creating extra 50 mega watts. Ibrahim don’t cheat Malawians. ESCOM afotokoza kuti vuto ndi lower levels of water. Kodi a President angachulukitse madzi lero ndi lero. A Malawi tiphunzile kukomdana potero tidzakonda dziko lathe.

Mzozo kununkha

Just a man with the trick, you know how to play the cards, could you please advise the Minister responsible and government which button to press at Escom. Dude you did it well and I am sure your advice can go a long way solving this Electrical puzzle we are in…… Just a letter to the president tell him to stop buying blue lies from Escom and start living to his senses.

Its a shame that we are told to bear with unbearable pain when people like you are still around……….. Just a tip and we will be okay…


Matola you never learn at all. The same president told us that we should not worry because all the shafts for water in our town of Blantyre will have flowing of water.

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