Power blackout hits Malawi Parliament: MPs shout, ‘This is indeed DPP’

Malawi Parliament was on Monday  hit by r blackout forcing Members of Parliament to suspend sitting.

Parliament: Power was restored after three minutes
Parliament: Power was restored after three minutes

Deliebrations in the the lawmaking body had to been affected when the lights went off as opposition members taunted ruling Denocratic Progressive Party (DPP).

“This is indeed DPP,” shouted some MPs in the three minutes of the outage.

Some of the MPs described the incident as “embarrassing”.

Parliament’s chief public realtions officider Leonard Mengezi said they have  geneset but “they are not automatic.”

Mengezi said power-back up at parliament has a technical fault that requires people to manually to switch it on or off.

The erratic supply of electricity has plagued Malawi with utility provider Escom implementing loadshedding to consumers following reduced generation capacity resulting from low water levels in Lake Malawi and Shire River.

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5 years ago

Hahahahahahaha!zamanyazi boma la bwampini,kusowa choyankha mpaka magetsi kulepheretsa ma deribarations?

Abeat Minthu
5 years ago

Its lies. How a country like Botswana make it withiout a river o lake? There is pleanty water in lake Malawi. Why not say because donors sanamupaseni dalama. The milinieum money Malawi and Zambia was supposed to get Malawi did not get coz of corruption. APM/DDP says he is developing Malawi why dont he develope elektricitet? NO donor will give money to Peter. They know he will take to hus account in America. This problem has been there long even with Bingu second term. JB corrected it lasten short when APM/DDP came to power problem started again. Why? U know… Read more »

Douglas Ndindi
Douglas Ndindi
5 years ago

This is progress. We have gone from being the “Warm Heart of Africa” to being the “Dark Heart of Africa”. If we work hard enough, we shall soon become the “Faint Heart of Africa”. And we don’t have to work very hard to achieve that status. This is Malawi – our Malawi.

Mmanjamwada ndi Kapulula

Hydro electric power mpakana liti? Zakalekale!!!!!! Dzuwa lonseli mphepo zonsezi osayang’ ana patali bwa???

5 years ago

Low water levels in lake Malawi and Shire river, for how long people! Honestly this now a joke.

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