MP Kabwila asks Malawi govt to make a decisive intervention on blackouts

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Member of Parliament for Salima north-west Dr Jessie Kabwila has implored on government to make a decisive intervention on the growing problem of power outages in the country.

Kabwila: It is clear there is lack of leadership

Speaking when she addressed reporters  upon her from Scotland where she represented Malawi in different forums in her capacity as chairperson for the parliamentary women caucus of Malawi, Kabwila said it is sad to note that the issue of blackouts is still a big problem in the country.

“When we look at how the issue of these continued blackouts has been handled it is clear that there is lack of leadership. The talking that we have resorted to is not enough, it’s time something tangible was done to bring this problem to an end,” said Kabwila.

She said now it is the time everyone in leadership positions whether in government or opposition reflected on what he has done in the face of this growing crisis.

“This problem reflects badly on us as leaders and it makes us look as if we do not care. It is like we are supporting the DPP led government to preside over this mess. The extremes we are going are unimaginable and the sooner something is done the better,” she said.

She further said it is sad to note that despite that Malawians have been complaining for so long nothing on the ground seems to be done to arrest the problem.

Commenting on her trip where she was the only representative from the Sub-Saharan region, Kabwila said her stay was in Scotland has yielded more fruits in multiple fronts as the First Minister for Scotland parliament Nichola Sturgeon has promised to visit Malawi net year.

She said during her visit to Scotland her focus was to tap into how the people there are fairing in the promotion of women representation and retention in leadership positions.

“We have to swiftly move to an understanding that gender equality should not be regarded as a favour to women but something they rightly deserve,” she said.

President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday morning at 10:20 AM invaded ESCOM Headquarters offices in Umoyo House on 5th Floor where he stormed into an ESCOM and EGENCO management meeting, possibly to demand answers as to why there is a never-ending powercut and blackouts in the country.

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And nothing will change.

Mr Tuyuni, what business is makingChakwera busy? Kabwira is talking sense. Chakwera as president in waiting should school govt what measures to take to get rid of this black-out problems. Chakwera’s silence on this issue shows that even him is run out of ideas. Even if he was state president he would not solve this problem. This man is too talkative as if he can change things in this country. Being in opposition does not mean you cannot do something for the benefit of all Malawians. People can have hope in you by doing something while in opposition. Since the… Read more »

2019 can’t come soon enough that is the only decisive decision that needs to be made ……….chifukwa Bwana Mutharika has failed miserable


Hello Jessie,

I understand your frustrations and those of many Malawians out there. I would love to know what short and long term strategies you would put in place to eradicate this problem. At this point disregard ongoing initiatives and tell us what you would do so that this DPP led government can quickly learn from you and probably implement.

Wa Mwale

DPP does not have what it takes to solve electricity problem, it was the same during its first time under Bingu tinavurika same way, lero e are suffering same way am telling you this if today DPP HD to go, and someone comes in, electricity would be restored to normal. The only problem is that from now to 2019 it’s like 20 years, I wish elections were to be done next year May may be our suffering would have reduced, but this DPP we are in trouble simoyo uuwu magetsi 4 hours, blackout 18 hours eshiiiiii.


Koma nanunso Akabwira musiye zomamutangwanitsa Chakwera.kumanyengedwa ndi anthu ena ndikumamutangwanitsa munthu oti akupanga zinthu zolongosoka sibwino.iweyo Kabwira ndi munthu oti atleast uli ndi mbiri yabwino ,wophunzira bwino komanso wotchuka koma bwanji kumapanga zoterezi? Please stop it and start to work together for the better of all Malawians.

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