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Renowned commentator Stanley Onjezani Kenani has applauded Malawi President Peter Mutharika for landing multi million dollar deals with China.

Kenani has however asked Peter Mutharika to come open on the money he has sourced from Chinese government if whether its aid or loan.

The Malawi leader held discussions in China with officials from the Ministry of Commerce, EXIM Bank of China and China Gezhouba Group Company Limited. Following the discussions the Chinese government approved the implementation various projects in Malawi.

But Kenani added that despite remarkable project the Chinese government is about to embark on, investors are scared of unreliable electricity power supply.

Onjezani Kenani

Kenani: Says development worth applauding.

“It’s not clear whether this is aid or a loan – but whatever the case it is a good move, and the Malawi Government should be applauded for the initiative. One thing that scares investors is the lack of reliable electricity supply.

“Besides, the power supply we have is not adequate for major industrial production. The Kam’mwamba project might change that. As for the Chileka Airport, well, its face-lifting is long overdue,” wrote Kenani on his Facebook.

According to Mutharika, the Chinese Government approved for implementation of 300 Megawatt Kam’mwamba Coal Fired Power Plant. The project is aimed at increasing the power generating capacity of Malawi to meet the ever increasing demand. The project cost is estimated at US $667,232,814.

Whereas with the E Government (National Identity) Project, the Chinese Government approved the Fibre Back-bone component of the project, which will lay the fibre optic cables to increase internet connectivity. The entire project is estimated to cost US$50 million.

However, before implementation of rehabilitating Chileka International Airport, the Malawi government is supposed to redesign the project, conduct feasibility study and an Environmental Impact Assessment. The project has been estimated at US$285,430,000.00.

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  1. Asafuna asiye 2019 bomaaaaaaaaaaa looooooooooo let them talk ur goin forwad not backwad kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk amene chimuwawayo atenge katundu wake achokeeeeeeeee kip it up mr president ndipo zmachita kukukharani mmakayenda pa red carpet yo smile yo tagh it all shows that ur profesional ended

  2. Big up my president! Thats a good way to go. We need more developments. Ena anangozolowela kutsutsa basi! Akuyiwala kuti zonsezi zichitika mdziko mwathu mommuno and ndi malawi ameneso adzapindule. Bravo malawi govt!

  3. aaa ambuye akangobwera onse a cash gate azakukwapulani get ready to face ur machimo kaya ine ndie ndikudikira nkwatulo kkk tonse opemphera tisatekeseke

  4. Palibe chanzeru anthu akuvutika kusowa mankhwala nzipatala ena kumwalira kumene ndiye akukamba za magesi kodi anayamba liti kukamba zoonjezera mphavu ya magesi? mmalo moti apeze njira zothetsera mavuto omwe amalawi tikukomana nawo. Mapeto ake amalawi tigulitsidwa mwa chinsinsi ndiye tikuyenera kusegula maso kuti tione patali. Ndikupempha Mulungu atisogolere kuti mchipululu chomwe tikudusamochi titulukemo tili amoyo. Mulungu ndiye thandizo lathu nthawi zonse

    • iwe ndi chitsiru….u think mavuto onse ali Malawi angathe pakamodzi? zoti mw is the poorest country sumaziwa? u think chipala chingagwire ntchito popanda magetsi? iweyo ndi osauka ulibe malaya,chokudya,….nde wina wakugulira nsapato ungakane kut iyayi mukanandigulira malaya? bra dnt be politically influenced

  5. And dont be fast to be joyous wait until u know the force bhynd all this dramatic change ull cry for your beloved nation, many thngs to follow ull wsh u cd wthdrw bt tym wnt be on our side by then, the wise listern, theres a big difference btwn xul and leadership, jst wait and see

  6. apange zabwino ayi , apange ichi ayi ndiye tapangani inuyo goooooo kupusa kumango tukwana chilichonse mulibenzelu bwanji ndi mkani amati ukamacheza ndichopusa naweso umakhala chopuSa ine ndilipambuyo panu abwana apm may God protect u kuti muchitise manyazi zitsilu ndi mbuli zonse zodana nanu poti simuzitengera pitilizani

  7. Tiyamikire opempha kapena opereka.Economy yodwarayi akuti nayo bwa?BIG UP CHINA!!!Osati Dean faculty of failureshipyu!!Kungomukonda chifukwa akuchokera kwanu??

  8. Ndiye Wina Ndimuve Akuti Peter! Peter Kuno Chitukuko Mwava Nokha Apa! Ai Atule Pansi Koma Mukufuna Chitukuko Kwanu !Munsake Chanu Ku Po

  9. Don’t shout at each other here. This plant and all other mentioned projects are the dream of someone I don’t want to mention. But you clearly know him.

  10. Kenani just wants Chibanzi.How can you be appreciative when you don’t know whether it is an aid or loan?Do you know the impact of loan on the multitude of loans this fuckn DPP government has had?Dont forget APM and his dpp govt have been pompous saying Malawi can survive without such.Kenani never think we are such fools to buy that shit!

  11. Kamwamba power station
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    This article is part of the Coal Issues portal on SourceWatch, a project of CoalSwarm and the Center for Media and Democracy. See here for help on adding material to CoalSwarm.

    The Kamwamba power station is a proposed 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station planned for the Kamwamba area in Zalewa, Malawi.
    Contents

    1 Location
    2 Background
    3 Project Details
    4 Articles and resources
    4.1 References
    4.2 Related SourceWatch articles
    4.3 External resources
    4.4 External articles

    Location

    The map below shows the location of Neno District, Malawi, but not the exact location of the Kamwamba power station.
    Background

    In 2012 China Gezhouba Group said it plans to build a $500 million, 1,000 megawatt thermal plant in Malawi.[1][2]

    In 2013 an MoU was signed between the Malawi Government and the China Gezhouba Group Company for a power station of up to 1000 MW, but the first phase would be 300 MW. The plant will use about 400,000 tonnes of coal annually from Moatize in Mozambique. The coal will be transported by rail that is being constructed by Vale.[3][4]

    In May 2014 the Export & Import (Exim) Bank of the People’s Republic of China granted a loan for the 300 MW project. The plant is to be built over 24 months at a cost of about $667-million.[5] The China Ex-Im Bank said it was still considering funding the additional 700 MW.[6]

    In April 2015 it was reported that construction would begin once the US$600 million from the China Exim Bank was approved. The Malawi ministry plans to have the power plant operational by 2018.[7] In July 2015 it was reported that China Railways No. 3 Engineering Group would finance the power station and rail line, but no details are given.[8]
    Project Details

    Sponsor: Kamwamba Coal Project
    Parent company: China Gezhouba Group Company
    Location: Zalewa, Neno District, Malawi, Africa
    Coordinates: -16.166667, 35.166667 (approximate location)
    Status: Phase I: Permitted; Phase II: Announced
    Gross Capacity: Phase I: 300 MW (Units 1-6: 50 MW); Phase II: 700 MW
    Type: Subcritical
    Start date: 2018 (Phase I)
    Coal Type:
    Coal Source: Moatize, Mozambique
    Source of financing: Export & Import (Exim) Bank of the People’s Republic of China

  12. power station Back © Reuse this By: Marcel Chimwala Creamer Media Correspondent Export & Import (Exim) Bank of the People’s Republic of China is expected to finance the construction of a coal-fired power station at Kamwamba, in the southern Malawi district of Neno. Print Send to Friend 1 0 Energy Minister Ibrahim Matola reports that the Malawi government has already submitted designs for the power plant to the Chinese bank, which is expected to start releasing the funds this year. “With the cordial relationship we have with Exim Bank, we are sure they will fund this project without any problems,” says Matola

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  13. Kwa munthu yekha wa mzeru ndiwozindikira akhoza kuyamika, koma onse ansanje ayenera kupitiliza ku ngotukwana, tiye nazoni mwina moyo wanu usintha mukatukwana, vuto ndi lakuti simuziwa kuti simuziwa.

  14. Kwa munthu yekha wa mzeru ndiwozindikira akhoza kuyamika, koma onse ansanje ayenera kupitiliza ku ngotukwana, tiye nazoni mwina moyo wanu usintha mukatukwana, vuto ndi lakuti simuziwa kuti simuziwa.

  15. Robert Golowa u r a fool! …… u can not have projects in files, we need them on the ground, yes it’s the continuation from his brother so wat?

  16. continuation, the projects were already there was just waiting for funding stupid Malawians and we already knew the CHINEESE would fund them.

    • Kamwamba power station
      Share/Save/Bookmark

      This article is part of the Coal Issues portal on SourceWatch, a project of CoalSwarm and the Center for Media and Democracy. See here for help on adding material to CoalSwarm.

      The Kamwamba power station is a proposed 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station planned for the Kamwamba area in Zalewa, Malawi.
      Contents

      1 Location
      2 Background
      3 Project Details
      4 Articles and resources
      4.1 References
      4.2 Related SourceWatch articles
      4.3 External resources
      4.4 External articles

      Location

      The map below shows the location of Neno District, Malawi, but not the exact location of the Kamwamba power station.
      Background

      In 2012 China Gezhouba Group said it plans to build a $500 million, 1,000 megawatt thermal plant in Malawi.[1][2]

      In 2013 an MoU was signed between the Malawi Government and the China Gezhouba Group Company for a power station of up to 1000 MW, but the first phase would be 300 MW. The plant will use about 400,000 tonnes of coal annually from Moatize in Mozambique. The coal will be transported by rail that is being constructed by Vale.[3][4]

      In May 2014 the Export & Import (Exim) Bank of the People’s Republic of China granted a loan for the 300 MW project. The plant is to be built over 24 months at a cost of about $667-million.[5] The China Ex-Im Bank said it was still considering funding the additional 700 MW.[6]

      In April 2015 it was reported that construction would begin once the US$600 million from the China Exim Bank was approved. The Malawi ministry plans to have the power plant operational by 2018.[7] In July 2015 it was reported that China Railways No. 3 Engineering Group would finance the power station and rail line, but no details are given.[8]
      Project Details

      Sponsor: Kamwamba Coal Project
      Parent company: China Gezhouba Group Company
      Location: Zalewa, Neno District, Malawi, Africa
      Coordinates: -16.166667, 35.166667 (approximate location)
      Status: Phase I: Permitted; Phase II: Announced
      Gross Capacity: Phase I: 300 MW (Units 1-6: 50 MW); Phase II: 700 MW
      Type: Subcritical
      Start date: 2018 (Phase I)
      Coal Type:
      Coal Source: Moatize, Mozambique
      Source of financing: Export & Import (Exim) Bank of the People’s Republic of China

  17. Abwana amenewa amadziwa chochita komanso munthawi yake kuthamanga sikufika posachedwapa timva kuti China yapanga bail out economy yathu Big up MR PRESIDENT

  18. koma kwathu kuno nkhaniyi sitinayilandire chifukwa or ndi chituko cimodzi ostipasako mwali ona sakho lekani tukuti tingawane chituko. ku mwela1 pakati 1 kupoto 1 zikanakhala bwino koma apa za komera azathu kumwera ok nafe siku lina zizayenda mulungu aliko.

  19. Don’t sell malawi with people to china, because I m not trust you muthalika and malawian. Should open up about this massive story.

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