Electricity price raised

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The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) has approved an increase in electricity tariffs to K40.59 from K35.69 per kilowatt effective November 1, Malawi24 has learnt.

This means power prices have been raised by 13.73%.

Reports say that the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) has been urging the regulatory body to increase the tariffs on the basis that it has been incurring incessant increasing costs in the exercise of power generation.

John kapito

Kapito: Has trashed the hike.

According to Dingiswayo Jere, MERA board chair, MERA has been working on the proposal and has since arrived a the decision to place the tariffs at that percentage.

Jere told the media that the move is not worrisome but it means Malawisn will help Escom increase its projects and then produce reliable electricity.

This comes amid ongoing blackouts, something which critics argue fails to vindicate Escom’s claims of high production costs.

At the moment, vocal Consumer Rights campaigner, John Kapito has argued the development is sad saying it is on a service that doe not exist at all.

He wonders why the hike has come about because locals have been paying for electricity yet blackouts are an order of the day.

“Malawians have been hinged already, paying huge tariffs as if the service exists at all. There is no clear justification for the hike and yet the service remains of poor quality” said Kapito.

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69 Comments

  1. its high time Malawian citizens to react and match for escalating tariffs and many things. Malawians are u dead, look at how young energetic youths of RSA staged a match. Follow the same step do not just cry like babies. Dzuka Malawi Dzuka.

  2. Mthawi ya mvula akuti magetsi sitimapeleka ambiri coz madzi akumachuluka kwambiri akumakokololola zinthu kwambiri. Mthawi ya dzuwa akuti magetsi sitimapeleka ambiri coz madzi akumabwera ochepa nde machine akumachepa phamvu. Kodi nanga nyengo yabwino ndiiti pamenepa.

  3. Mthawi ya mvula akuti magetsi sitimapeleka ambiri coz madzi akumachuluka kwambiri akumakokololola zinthu kwambiri. Mthawi ya dzuwa akuti magetsi sitimapeleka ambiri coz madzi akumabwera ochepa nde machine akumachepa phamvu. Kodi nanga nyengo yabwino ndiiti pamenepa.

  4. Magesi akwedza koma tsiku lilironse kumangokhala mumdima meaning poor leadership. Salary osawonjezera ai koma chilichonse adakwedza kalekale. Mu HESCOM DRAMA GROUP mwalowa CASHGATE.

  5. stupid dogs u only think for ur self u don’t care that people r saffering out there bola zanu zikuyenda God shud punish u even the devil himself mufa imfa yowawa ndimaganizo opelewera ngat ngumbiwo anthu onyasa chintima ngat maofoz agalu xweee

  6. Koma ku Malawi 13% electricity,water?patrol? Maize? Soft drinks ? Beer ? Aaaaaa koma ukapempha salary increment ya 15 % sikukana kwake ,aaaaaa I am relocating to another country

  7. No ng’we ng’we ng’we complaints just as no ng’we ng’we ng’we salary hike demands.kkkkk

  8. Akweze kumene kumsngofuna zotchipa basi.tikuoneni mukutha magetsidi inudi Ndi dzima plasma za chinazo komaso ma tablet opanda mainawo.musova.kkkkkkkkkkk wina achargitsa ku makandulo timuona mpompano kkkkkling

  9. olo mukweze ife kwathu anadula kalekale magetsi pano timagwiritsa ntchito akuba timamangirira tokha, kamuuzeni bushiri alosere mubwere mudzangochotsa chigwe. hahahahaha escom oyeeeeeeee.

  10. This is so stupid, how the hell are u raising price of electricity while u are failing to repair your machine so that electricity shortage should be minimise? All u care and think is our money?

  11. This is so stupid, how the hell are u raising price of electricity while u are failing to repair your machine so that electricity shortage should be minimise? All u care and think is our money?

  12. Blak Out is an order of the day yet magets mwakweza,salaries ndiomwewo,kwacha yatsikaso mphavu tinena pano malandlord aphuma ayamba kale kulongolola,ndalama zina boma layamba kupereka ku mabungwe kuti azilepheretsa zionetselo,muzifusa anzanu tikukuonani sikuchenjera kumeneku posachedwapa mutifuna tikulembera mmabuku tidzakumbutsana

  13. Anyani amenewa akupwetekesa m.tima bwanji mages ake ndiya chaina mubwere munzadule kwatu ndimapolo omwe munzatenge ndiziyuza sola pwer ma cape inu munsalenao ndi manyi anuo zakuma………ra

  14. ndiye magesi asazimenso mesa inu mwakweza mitengo linjezan kut sazimanso chifukwa magesi aku malawi akutibola kwambiri

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