Malawi Rural Electrification Programme Phase 8 to cost K8bn – Minister Msaka

Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Bright Msaka  has disclosed that  Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (Marep)  Phase 8 will cost K8 billion.

Msaka: Marep phase 8

Under Marep seven, government is targeting more rular centres throughout the country in addition to 137 which were targetted in  Phase 7.

“Government is determined and committed that Malawians should  have electricity in rural and urban centre in the country,” said Msaka.

The Minister was speaking when he  received material  for the project from Cullin Africa at Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) in Blantyre  on Monday.

Msaka assured that Marep would reach more centres as the project advances.

‘We are increasing power generation in the country; already we have advertised for various energy sources. So, whoever, we will connect through Marep 8 will receive power,” Msaka said.

He said through the eighth phase, the government eyes to further broaden and increase both transmission and distribution network throughout the country.

Msaka said the project is likely to commence in July.

The project is set to extend to health facilities in the country following a motion which was moved in parliament by Dedza East member of Parliament (MP) Juliana Lunguzi (Malawi Congress Party-MCP).

Lunguzi said the development will attract health personnel to be deployed to rural health centres, thereby improving service delivery at district level.

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7 years ago

Well contributed idea Lunguzi.
What worries most is blackout that is affecting the whole country.
Will this problem come to an end?
Please give us electricity and stop blackout.

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