Thieves steal electric cable at Capital Hill

Some operations were grossly paralysed on this week at Capital Hill, the seat of government in Lilongwe after thieves stole an electric cable in one of the buildings which houses government offices.

Copper cables such as these are targeted by vandals

Minister of Energy, Newton Kambala said the incident happened between Sunday and Monday and has since condemned the development.

He said theft of electricity copper cables is one of the major causes of the blowing off of electricity transformers, which cost a lot of money to replace.

The minister said such trends increase the operation cost of Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi, which might also be causing an increase in electricity tariffs.

He made the remarks on Thursday in Nkhotakota at the launch of construction of a 21 Megawatts solar power plant project by Phanes Group.

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1 year ago

Something is not adding up here. There have been a series of robberies at Capital Hill. Who is responsible for Capital Hill security? What is his/her explanation on the robberies?

With all the security bodies in the country, Capital Hill gets broken in today, then another day you here of computers stolen at CH. The other week will be such such stolen from CH. Are we serious?

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1 year ago

It seems we have no security at the seat of government. Now if thieves can steal at the capital hill, how safe are our houses?

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