Malawi rural electrification game changer to improve livelihoods—Atupele

Minister of Energy Atupele Muluzi has said rural electrification programme has the potential to improve the country’s economy and rural livelihoods.

Muluzi signs in a book marking the official connection of power in the area. – Photo by Kenneth Chizotera Mkandawire.
Muluzi: Lives in this area will be transformed. – Photo by Kenneth Chizotera Mkandawire.

The minister said this on Sunday during the switching on of Bukala Power line in Traditional Authority Timbiri in Nkhata Bay District.

“Providing energy to rural areas is a game changer. It can trigger economic growth on a micro level,” he said.

According to Muluzi, only 11 out of 100 Malawians are connected to electricity.

“That is why government is trying to expand energy connection to the rural population so that besides domestic use, people will be able to do businesses such as barbershops, maize meals, shops and welding,” he said.

In his remarks, T/A Timbiri commended government for the successful implementation of the project.

“This is a dream come true for people of my area. This will spur economic development,” he said.

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JONES
JONES
3 months ago

Kikikiki rural electrification is a dream hoped for. My house is 1.8 km away from the trading centre, Mpamba. You know what? I was told to gang up with like mind friends who would like to have electricity to buy a step-down transformer. If that will be the approach, this is still a far away fetched dream.

Malawi walero
Malawi walero
3 months ago

We need electricy in our area i have just finished wiring my house. Thanks to the government because our area will look like a city

Paul
Paul
3 months ago

Too often Malawi politics takes a shine to the Wise Men visitation of the new baby Jesus complete with gifts and praise. And in true likeness, they never visit the baby and eventual child again. These are empty election promises that once votes have been won are relegated to the shredding bin.

Malawians should hold politicians to account on broken promises. This is not Nigeria where politicians have to be apprentice magicians with deft sleight of hand making things disappear and pulling rabbits out of hats! Malawi is a mature democracy and should act its age.

Stop fooling people!

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