Goodall out to China on Malawi electricity mission

Finance minister Goodall Gondwe has flown to China to press for the start of the Kammwamba coal fired electricity project.

Gondwe: To seal the Kammwamba deal

Trade and Industry minister Henry Mussa has confirmed Gondwe is in China to sign for the commencement of the project.

“He is sealing the Kammwamba coal fired electricity deal,” said Gondwe.

President Peter Mutharika’s opening of the Trade Fair on Thursday in Blantyre was overshadowed by the private sector worries of the persistent power blackouts which they said was choking their operations.

Mussa was upbeat that Gondwe’s trip would be a success.

It is expected that the Kammwamba electricity would be connected on the grid by 2021.

The country continues to face long hours of black outs partly due to the outdated power stations and indemic high level corruption involving top ruling DPP officials who are stripping Escom and Egenco.

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che nnungu
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My only worry is that do we have coal at Kammwamba or sorrounding areas? Or we are going to purchase from another country? If so why was the project not installed within Malawi and where we have lots of coal deposits? I stand to be corrected

Ngoma
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Ngoma

Kamwamba ll be the biggest investment ever made in Mlw , almost $1bn investment, it’s not a small amount for Malawi and if china gives this loan we must be thankful to them. Malawians , please learn to appreciate. Give respect where it’s due , no country in the world can give concessonary loan to a poor country like Malawi even after knowing the credit ratings is down.

Roll out ATI now
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Roll out ATI now

1 billion dollar loan saddled on you and me. Only to produce how many megawatts, and how much pollution? There, you have your govt on the forefront advocating unclean energy, when we can do hydro, wind and solar perhaps at much less cost. Thank the Chinese for their investment, but is a good investment for Malawi, when everyone is walking away from coal.

Chilima
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Chilima

😂😂😂😂

Ku China ko amachita kuti eeee ati kulibe anyamata Ku Malawiku akuzunzitsa nkhalamba chonchi kkkkkkkkk…osadziwa kuti ndi man yokakamila heavy…akuti government business not for babies😂😂😂😂
Kukalamba si ugaye makosana kkkkkkkkk

Alamu Mwakalamba Pumani
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The Chinese are not good investors. They torture Malawians whenever they are working. They don’t comply with the Health, Safety and Welfare Act of 1997. They don’t comply with the Employment Act of. 2000. MCA is struggling with these people in their projects. Chint as contractors of MCA pay Malawians peanuts and work them as slaves. This government of dpp is desperate to keep the old bulls in power. Stupid government that hates the truth. Pitani bwino bola osamakskwera a wheelchair kumeneko.

Biti John
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Biti John

Coz Malawians are thieves .
Most of them .
That’s a fact .

che nnungu
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Particulary DPP

Mas ter
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Mas ter

Malawian should have trust in Goodal who only want to save and leave Malawi in good position though othangila kuzaba mboma azaonganso

che nnungu
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How do you trust an aged thief like him?

URIM AND THUMIM
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URIM AND THUMIM

THE MAN /GOODAL IS GOING
FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT NOT
SOMETHING CONCERNING ELECTRICITY -‘-A MALAWI TAZOLOWERA KUNAMIZIDWA TSOPANO TIMALIZENI MUTCHUKE
NDINU —

JOHN
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JOHN

THIS TRIP SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN LONG TIME AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BUT AM NOT SURPRISED AT ALL. WHEN YOU HAVE NKHALAMBA IN THESE POSITIONS, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS. THEY WAIT UNTIL THINGS GET OUT OF HAND BEFORE THEY ACT. REMENBER THE ACADEMIC FREEDOM SAGA!

Madalitso
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Really, why should Malawians suffer in “blackouts” just because of a few gluttons. Why turn the whole nation into begging. It is a must, Malawi needs reliable source of energy to run the economy. Whether it means complete overhaul of leadership, what we need is complete change of doing things, tired of laissez-faire leadership and “business as usual”.

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