Terrible toll of Malawi electricity outages back

Power black outs are now back in the country as the nation is pushed into darkness for prolonged hours, just a week after the state power distribution company put up press releases celebrating 40 days of no power cuts.

Health workers using mobile phone light during blackout

Publicist for Electricity Generation Company (Egenco), the country’s main producer of power, Moses Gwaza attributed the current spate of power black outs to break down of the company’s machines.

“Three out of the four machines at Kapichira power station were down. these are obsolete machines which are support to go for overhauling maintenance every 20 years,” he said.

Gwaza said the machines have not undergone the serious maintenance since they were installed in the 1960s.

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) h spokesperson Innocent Chitosi said the company was working with Egenco to minimise the power black outs.

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Mbuzi za ku Magetsi.
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Is 40 days anything to celebrate for? Why do you set a low bar for yourself? If you do not achieve something substantial, that is what you do. Akulu adati, ………nyalugwe akapha chiwala amachita chokoka.

Mwene
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Mwene

Mr. Gwaza don’t talk bullshit, Kapichira is the last power station to have been commissioned on the shire river. The last machines were installed in 2013. So why are trying to tell lies about 1960s.

Graham Zali
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Graham Zali

These animals should be thrown in a sea. “Obsolete” he says…you mean you can wait until these machines break? Purely lie, mediocrity at it’s best. Campaign time is near and they are using maintenance money for dpp campaign. Alomwe aluesesa dzikoli lose la Malawi likhale lao, awa slowly they are bringing the Lwanda genocide situation in this country.

National CEO
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National CEO

Just give facts and not hatred. DPP is not a tribe. Be civilized please.

Razor chakwera
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Mbuzi ya munthu.. Ku mpoto dpp iliko pakati ilipo

Mkaika
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Mkaika

Was Kapichira power station constructed in 1960s? It should be aMuluzi project in the late 1990s

C Banda
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C Banda

” … the state power distribution company put up press releases celebrating 40 days of no power cuts.”

That was never true about no power cuts. We had a power cut every 3 or 4 days during that time, which makes at least 10 of them.

nompumelelo khuzwayo
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zayambanso kupita ku campaign ya a apumbwa ndalala malinga ndi zisankho zikubwelazi. nyasalande under apumbwa a diphwiphwi sangathekenso basi!!!

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