Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Bright Saka Sc has said Malawi is not the country which is facing electricity woes, saying all countries in southern Africa are affected and have load shedding programs.
Saka said this in Lilongwe on Sunday at Masintha ground during a political rally which President Peter Mutharika addressed.
“It is not only Malawi that is faced with electricity problems all countries in the southern region are affected. This is so because we were all depending on water generated electricity,” Msaka explained.
Msaka assured that by 2024 all will be well as government has embarked on long and short term measures to end the current electricity problem.
He said the country will generate 2000 mega watts of electricity by 2024 that will help the country have enough electricity to reach out all the household and industries.
Msaka said government has bought 46 mega watts to be installed in all the regions and currently 10 mega watts has already been installed in Lilongwe and are expecting to install another 10 in the same district, 20 and six will be installed in Blantyre and Mzuzu respectively.
He also said other electricity will be produced from coal and companies have already shown interest and soon the projects will start adding that some international companies are also showing their interest.
Msaka then said 70 mega watts would also be bought from solar and that the Kamwamba project and other project are still on.