Malawi’s Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Bright Msaka has attacked the country’s power generating company Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) over excuses on persistent blackouts.
Msaka said it is not justifiable that Escom continue citing low water levels as a major challenge affecting power production.
His remarks come after one of the cement producing firms, Lafarge Malawi, complained that power cuts have greatly crippled its operations in the past six months since the company has reduced its production from 250,000 metric tonnes to 150, 000 metric tonnes annually.
Msaka said that frequent power outages experienced last year should have greatly improved by now since the country is experiencing quite a good amount of rainfall.
“With how the rains are falling now and for us to be saying water levels are still low, people cannot believe. There is just need for Escom to give people electricity. If their machine is faulty, they just need to accept that other than telling people about water levels,” he said.
Recently, Escom released a press statement saying electricity blackouts are expected to continue because water levels remain low in Shire River where its power generation stations are located.
In the press statement, Escom said the water levels in Lake Malawi which is the main source of water to Shire River have gone down to 472.97 meters above sea level from the normal 474 meters above sea level.
The persistent blackouts have left so many local companies worrying due to losses which they are making.
If the govt is tired of excuses what will it do ?nonsence onse ndiamodzi amadyera momwemo.
Hypocrisy at its best!!
Boma lausilu ili escom kwangozaza mbalame zokhazokha mbola
Big up Minister awa a Escom amafuna Anthu aziti boma likulephera pamene ndi iwowo, muwachotseko kumeneko!,
Today? In 2016 you spreated the company promising that come 2017 thing gonna be alright. Tears of a crocodile.
And we are tired with the government
Clueless government doesn’t even know how to run a small country like Malawi. People are tired of your lame excuses, it’s just too much for a common Malawian.
Vuto mabwana aKu Escom ndi a ndale. Amazimitsa dala magetsi kuti anthu azidana ndi dpp. Akakuchotsani ntchito muziti akukondera. Amayufi musamale Ku Escom ko
Shame on our government
Kkkk mw gv malo molongosola mavuto akuvuta kwa zithu ali bzy ndi kuba ndalama magesi anayamba kuvuta kale kale naso a escom akungogula zimagalimoto zodula malo mokoza mavuto kye .
Same Old Story Malawi Wl neva Change
Malawi wanga tsopano, nyengo ya zuwa amabwera ndiyoti madzi atha ndiye mphamvu zikuchepa, pano Mulungu watipatsa mvula ija kukutiuza kuti madzi achuluka komanso kuli zinyalala kkkkkkk kukhaladi m Malawi mkulinga utalimba mtima ndi mavuto
Dziko mmalo moti lizikwera instead likubwerera mmbuyo! Mabilion aja bwanji kuwaowesa kumagesi zintchito zagona siziuyenda mmakwalalamu
They misuse Escom money and they are complaining?
Boma ligulise escom company zinthu zisintha chfukwa omwe angagulewo izankhalaizankhala serious business
Kodi mufuna escom izikupatsani magetsi kuchoka mitu yao tali uzani boma lipeze njira zina zamagetsi osamango nyinyilika zili zose
Push them much harder!
fire them what are you waiting for
#Mercy mpaka bushiri? Sukuziwa kuti bushiri akupangile campain jb?2019
Escom blackout gate
Fire them,we want new team there
So what is the solution from the government?
tikumukumbukira jb izi kunalibe
the minister is shading crocodile tears, he knows the problem.ukondikutiphimba mmaso poti tikulila
Who to blame ? The minister @ 1st u were backing escom i remember the rally apm had at masitha u told us water levelz r not quet well,then now ? i said who to blame?
chomwe ndikuona ine apa zalowa ndale ku escom kuli wa opposition
MWINATU DZINTHUDZI MUSANAMIZILE MADZI MWADZILOWETSA NDALE
escom boss must fall.
enough is enough, Escom boss must resign and let other people do the job. masiku ano palibe kusiyanisa pakati pa amene ali ndi magesi mnyumba ndi amene alibe magesi.
But last time they told us that the problem will come to an end in raining season, so we are nw blessed with good rainfall , so what are u going to say now?
It should be the other way around. It seems we have a government that believes in blame game and excuses.
Bad carpenter quarrelling with his tools.All excuses have been given and now run out of excuses
Lol ife chizimileni dzulo paka pano
Come a woman escom brings power b
Dyelanitu and expect jail after this
Ng’ombe imeneyi simukuyidyetsa koma mukufuna idzitulutsa mkaka
vuto muvi oya ng’a nila umakalowa m maso asatana amenewa atikwana
Escom is a parastatal organisation meaning its owned by the govt and they(Escom) have their guidelines, memorandum and a protocal of concession with the govt as to how much they need to remit to the govt per a given period but the govt of Malawi is drawing quite substantial amounts beyond its limit,thus paralysing and incapacitating the statutory body making it insolvent,inefficient and incapable to purchase required materials to run its daily tasks sustainably.this now has become a political game,if the general manager of escom refuses to give in the money, then you know the answer,he will be fired same spot.govt owns billions of escom money which undoubtly will be paid back.
Mesa amati ullenium amapangilanso magesi,komanso kupolytechinic akuphunzira chani? apange zoti mtsogolomuno tisadzadalire madzi wokha popanga magesi.
Bushili watani tiyeni tigwilane manja pothandixana ndi boma bushili wanuyo anaanu adxawathandizanso kutsogolokuno tiyeni tileke kudzikayikila kma kumaganiza mozama kuti tikoze zithu
That’s totally egonestric at 1st u wea blaming water shortage nd then you’ve varied the tune…you guys be realistic before the merachodic befalls occur coz this too much nd bored!!
Inu simukudziwa chomwe escom ikuchitira akupangira zimenezi you politicians you are owing much money from escom nde iwowo akungobwezera chipongwe kwa anthu asanamizire zambiri
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk can some one help me kuseka kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk malawi @ fifty chani paja kkkk
Whos to blame govt or escom management?did govt give more money to the sector to generate power?Dont expect development in malawi, electricity plays bg role in every day life!koma ndikale ndidayamba kumva ma excuses!
Ikugwesan come 2019
Hear, Hear!!! You Are The Minister, Tell Them A Better Reason To Explain This Nonsense!!!
Dzikoli likumvetsa chisoni, ndi koyamba pa history ya dzikoli. Magetsi ndi mbali imodzi ya moyo watsiku ndi tsiku. Ngati boma silingakwanitse nkhani imeneyi, tangozichepetsani muuzeni Prophet Sherpherd Bushiri , Major 1 athandize dziko lake. Amalikondabe dziko lake ngakha
The govt must not get tired. Fix ur mess
Escom is weak and they have been like that for a long time now, they should be fired
Ive got an Idea but Escom wont recruit me
Yes this is good, may be ayamba kukokana ma shati pakati pa CEO wa escom ndi mkuluyi. Mkuluyi asafoke, akulu akulu a escom mpaka atakonza zinthu. Ndipo akadakhala awiri atatu anduna omaka escom mwina bwenzi atasintha mchitidwe woipawu. Asaaa!!
That’s kids game.
This is sabotage of highest order!!! No excuses……!
Aaaaaaa!…Fuck u government U wanna put the blame on Escom Whilst Escom is in the hands of government it self [email protected]$ that to hell with government we know what you are targeting we already know 2019 is soon after all so u are to defend yourselves but you should know as you already and we know u know It and we are certain about it You nevr succeed….You are the ones running #ESCOM so fix the problem Though i do not Bleive in prophets but i do support them Gods Given blassed man gave up himself to support This country for sake of us not you government Some countries accepted the help from Prophet Shepard Bushiri but u yourselves the government rejected the help from him And to the other hand all these staffs happening all these calamities they are clearly showing the ones running the government currently they are not capable of handling their responsibilities just being useless we r tired n sick of u gvtmnt #Fuck_U
Waiting to watch AFCON at 6pm but still no power from Bilira to Salima up to this time…blackout! Serious?
Now, thats Escomgate.
Nankha bwanji osagula zina zamakono mungolimbana ndizomwezi zakale
Koma muziba inu nde mmasangalala even a president kuombera mmanja
So what are you waiting for? fire them. we want a new story this rainy season.
Akudziwana awa asatinamize.
That’s what I expected from a responsible government.
Govt why Do you stick to running Escom just sell it let competent investors run the show! Otherwise this iis a vote of no confidence to Escom enough is enough!
imagine one can have awire connected to his house before getting even aform from escom!
During the dry season you told us that water levels are low we understood you now there is too much water or your machines are hydrophobic
Escom Is A Shame,a Mockery And Sabotaged!We Have Failed To Watch The Match At The Newly Opened, Magnificent Stadium!Up Until Now We Stil Got Power Blackouts!We Develop 5steps Ahead And Rewind 10steps,welcome To Nyasaland
Hahaaaa Muthawaa NKumalawi Kuno, Mukatseka Poly Anyani Amakhala Akugela Electrical Engz, Makamaka Module Ija Yogwetsa Maswitch, MukatseGula Poly Anyani Amapita Kumapraticals. Kenako Zinyalala Then Water Table Kuzangosikansoooo. Fire Them O Minisater Or Mr Watever There Ko U.
Ng’ombe zayang’ana ku dazi bomu…..chikuvuta apa chilungamo chifukwa zaonetsa kuti nkhani ya madzi ndi zaboza….escom zoona inganene kuti madzi ali mu lake Malawi si okwanira ……lake malawi ili ndi madzi ambiri kuposa kaborabasa dam ya ku moshco…Kondowe wa ACB ndiye chitsilu chifukwa akanamanga mbala za ku escom bwezi mavuto amenewa atatha kale kale…..
chilichose chimagwilisidwa tchito pa Malawi ndichakale komaso ndale nde izi zimangovulalisa amabusiness ang,onoang,ono monga amalo ometela ndiena odalila magesi.boma likuba ndalama zambiri bwanji ndalama zimenezo osangothandizila eniake amalawi monga chakudya,chipatala komaso magesiwo?ndale is indeed dirty game that i cant even play.
How can the so called government blame Escom when it is there ATM, chaponda and crew can go and withdraw wat ever amount they like
Bushiri amafuna kuthandixa ESCOM & WATER BOARD anamukaniza coz of ndale. Mukukana chithandizo but zikukuvutani. Shame on u the govt
Akuba amenewa ngakhale zomwe akumachaja mwakuba .Bomalo lachedwa tavulala ife ndi anthu amenewa ndati ngakuba.akulephera kuchosa meter asikerowa poopa kuti akabera kuti ndati ndimbava zedi.Tiyenazo msaka mbavazo ,zipangizo alibe dola adagawana.
Useless government trying to shift the blame. How do you expect to sustain an ancient collapsing system without modern renovations. One day we’ll wake up to the whole electric system out of order. What a government we have.
replace the bosses there,they don’t know there job!!!!!
politics!! wat else can yu say, we ain’t blind
am in RSA but I have never seen blackout for more than 30min..here they also use the same name escom tho it is written Eskom but they don’t behave like you there in Malawi ..now my question is where are those guys working for escom did their studies so that every time when I want to chat with my girlfriend azindiuza kuti battery low..ndikabwela kumeneko ndithu pano ndizaononga zinthu ..ESCOM for sale inadvance..
I hate blackout like you. but I hate Zhenophobia than you. lol
where is xenophobia gwape iwe
lol that’s y u r suffering with blackouts bcoz u r scared of travelling outside the country to experience new life .Sikuti kunoko kukhala xenophobia ndekuti imakhuza wina aliense..some are are being involved while at the same time ena zimangothelamo osawakhuza nde mukamakhala ndi mantha palibe chomwe muzachite chooneka ndi maso pa moyo wanu mwamva..
Bodza ili last year kunali ma blackout mwakathithi ku SA munene kuti pano anakonza kunama nditchimo
mbali yomwe umakhala iweyo ndikomwe kunali ma blackouts komanso sikiti anali opitilira 30min magetsi asanayake..read my coment well sikuti ndanena kuti kunoko ma blackouts sakhalako plz lol
may be we should change our too to eskom kkkkk
South Africa wake uti? Si anthu amachita kulira chifukwa cha blackout kuno! Imatenga mwina 2hrs or more! Usaname ngati ku RSA kuno uliko wekha
Africa uti? Si anthu amachita kulira chifukwa cha blackout kuno! Imatenga mwina 2hrs or more! Usaname ngati ku RSA kuno uliko wekha
nde ubwino wake wasiyanisa wekha #Thomson kuti imatenga 2hrs while ku Malawi imatenga the whole day asanayake or the whole week
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