Minister blames DPP over ESCOM failures

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The government of Peter Mutharika has been urged to check the failures of ESCOM or risk facing a popularity loss and a public resentment.

According to Minister in the UDF regime who was also a minister, Clement Stambuli, the failure by the Democratic Progressive Party led government to check the power shortages that have become rampant with the ascension of DPP to power can backfire on the regime.

Escom Malawi load-shedding

Malawi subjected to persistent blackouts

“Government need to check on ESCOM and ensure that they are able to provide full service,” posted Stambuli on his Facebook page.

Stambuli indicated that the power shortages in the country are affecting negatively production and thereby affecting the revenue that government will be collecting from the companies. He further said that in light of cuts in productivity, companies might retrench staff and make it worse for an economy that is already dogged by high levels of unemployment.

Stambuli then chided the government, wondering why it was not borrowing a leaf from Mozambique that has a backup plan for power failures despite that the nation’s electricity providers are many steps better than ESCOM.

Malawi has experienced the worst electricity cuts ever known in history this year. The electricity shortages started after the floods that happened in January. At that time ESCOM used the excuse that they had been affected by the floods. The problems have however continued persisting.

Current President Peter Mutharika has since told Malawians that they should get used to the power cuts until 2018 because that is when the situation will be addressed courtesy of the Chinese government.

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  1. ESCOM is one of the worse institutions where tax money are just wasted .black outs every day; president should not be blamed but opposition leader because he has his own pple who try to pull down government.we know them, they are there in ESCOM.

  2. A Dpp mukundi dabwitsa.Mwalimbikirapo poti a opposition azikuuzani nzeru,inu munauzapo yani pomwe simunali m’boma.Nkhani ya mochale ku LL munkanyoza ndani?Lero ya magetsi muli Pitala sizikumukhudza.A opposition sakuuzani nzeru muuzeni Pita amenye mmutu mwakemo mwina prof.ayamba kuganiza.Prof. was a slow learner ndawona.

  3. It has nothing to do with President but the administration of ESCOM is to blame . How many political leaders are to blame?

  4. Ine si wandale ai koma ndikufuna ndikuwunikileni kuti kumalawi umbuli.tili nawo azathu amaiko ena akuyendela chipani chakale ndichifukwa zinthu zawo zikuyenda bwino koma kwathu kuno zikutifuta after 5 oro10 eyes tikusintha chipani ndikovuta kupanga chitukuko wina akufuna apange mbali yake safuna kupitiliza ntchito anasiya azakhe oro ndalama sichedwa kungwa chifukwa tikusintha sintha zipani tangoganizani mozambiq sasafrika kuyambila 1994 mpaka lero sanasinde chipani nanga kwathu kuno chikuchitika ndichani azanga tawunikani pamenepo

  5. Malawians wen somethoing z going wrong,we all brame one person,peter he z president sagwira ku escome pakhani yamagetsi its not only malawi which wz facing load sheding for some hours even south africa has also experincing electricity problem,ndie osathamangira kupanga brame president,we also we have power kusitha zithu

  6. Nthawi ya Bingu magesi amavutavuta, nthawi ya Joice sanavuteko, nthawi ya Peter akuvutaso vuto ndi ndan DPP,ESCOM or THE MUNTHALIKA’S ?

  7. Too much shit…. Mumafuna ma comments eti? Peter ndi wa Escom? Blame sithetsa vuto nkulu… Be smart. Wise up. Ngati Escom ikufoila thats their fault. Thandixani kuti ziyende mumangoti ndwiiiiii ,koma kulalata number one. You know what guys; there will never be another Malawi. Never another time than this time. What are we setting as an example for the future generation? We getting nowhere with these cheap talks

  8. The proble is dat those peole who are working @ escom and some top class members of our nation they use to stay in areas where magetsi sazimazima as in our ghetos komaso amakhala ndi ma buck-up source of powr, so tikamalila aphawife amaonangati we are jorcking.

  9. Vuto Lamagesi Wapangisa Si Peter Mutharika Ayi Bvutoli Anachita Kulipeza.Koma Chifukwa Chandale Zopusa Zakumalawi ,tikuloza Chala Mtsogoleri.Koma Chimene Tingaziwe Ndi Ichi Peter Mutharika Anachita Kusankhidwa Ndi Anthu Mosogozedwa Ndi Mulungu ,ndiye Ngbkhale Wina Akuwe Motani Ameneyi Azachoka Pampando Nthawi Yake Ikazatha. Koma 2019 Ameneyi Ndi Owinawina Kale .

  10. a remark made by some one who does not understand how electricity is generated! is the author aware of the issue of climate change? go to Tanzania and Zambia these countries are also facing similar problems in the energy sector

  11. Tiongenso nde ndiwe pumbwa weni weni,mwana wa mma 2000 momu.makinawa adagula ndi azungu kamtsitsi wakoyo asadabwere.kodi magetsi ndi kamuzu chidayamba nchani?? Uyambe kutenga history,upeza achina #kabarabasa_dam

  12. nonse ndi ofoila apa vuto la malawi mumasiila amene akulamulila kuti azichita chitukuko okha komaxo amalawi timathandizila dziko lathu kuti ligwe sanje kwambiri chifukwa chake anapeka national a them anati gonjesani adani thenda ndi sanje anaziwa kuti malawi ndi wa nsanje inuxo muli ndi mbali yoti mutha kutukula dziko lathu osati kufalisa nkhani zopanda pake komano muzifusa nzeru kuti ttani. kuti titukuke osatiDpp boma kapena chakwela. boma. zazii basi

  13. ESCOM 2 Ija ndimeneyi a ESCOM akuti ogwira ntchito pamwamba pa Line pa Pole ngati pamenepa opanda Uniform kapena kuti Ovolosi olo Work Suite moti ESCOM yavomelezadi kuti ndi ogwira ntchito wawo ameneyu osati gulu la ESCOM 2 lija tionetsetse bwino apa nkhaniyi ndiya ku 2.

  14. I cant blame a DPP govt…… Koma escom .. Anthu inu mumapanga ma million ochuluka pa mwenzi koma ndichifukwa chani simupanga improve ma service anu koma mudziwe kt Mulungu amaona umbava,utchatchali omwe mumapanga all the Staff management ya escom monga tidziti madzi angoyamba kuvuta chaka chino chokha basi?????? Apa basi pakufunika Auditing kumeneko atulutse pa mtunda mbava za ku escom zimenezi

    • hahah! ESCOM is a corporation company in Malawi Govt.when you have got a company you need to design how should i give services to my customers. so that customers should be attracted to your services sizikutanthauza kt amapereka ndalama zose ai iwowo akuyenera kumakhala ndika emergecy fund. Ngt momwe zimachitikira ku Boma

  15. @ Tionge U Seems To Know But Somewhere Somehow U Hv Misd Th Point, Kamuzu Build Nkula A & Nkula B As Well As Tedzani Power Station, U D F Built Ovwe In Karonga & Kapichira Hydro Power Whc Was Officialy Opened By Dr Bakili Muluzi In Septembr 2000,& By Thn Only 2 Machine Were Inserted Remaining Wt The Othr 2 Machines To B Inserted In The Same Building D P P Purchasd Th Third Machine Whc Ws Supsd To B Insertd At Th Same Kapichira Station Bt Thy Wr In Oposition Whn Its Leadr Died, Th Machine Came During P P Era & Planted The Third Machne Whc J B Officialy Opened Though It Ws Inserted In Th Same Building, As We Ur Tolkng Kapichira Hydro Electrict Scheme Is Remaining Wt One Space To Acomodate The Fourth Machine Withn Th Same Building & Th Construction Ws Done By Imprigilo Salin Joint Venture For Kapichira Hydro Project,mavuto Enawa Shirenso Waphwa Kwambiri If U Go To Nkula U Wl Agree Wt Me, Madzi Avute Boma! magetsi Avute Boma! Mvula Ivute Boma! Rent Ikakwela Kunyumba Boma Mmmmm

  16. that’s not true for us to wait up to 2018 because you could tell us what you are doing as government to this problem but we always hear get used to tough times coming ahead. Mr president you are a leader we all see you give us the right direction don’t be coward otherwise we will perish. I heard you saying the president has more powers and its better to share, how can you work if you don’t have power see what is happening the one you share powers for us to have electricity is no where to be found but you are there watching while things like electricity is getting out of hand! we trusted you Mr President but you do show love to us why? sitikuyendera pamodzi.

  17. Makina amene akupanga mphamvu zamagetsi ndiamene anagula Ngwazi Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda masiku amenewo population ili yochepa. Pano maboma onse angogulira ma spares mmalo moonjezela makinawa. Akakhuta bibida amvekele Kamuzu palibe chomwe anapanga. Kuyambira UDF, DPP, PP zonse ndi mbuzi palibepo wachitukuko kumbali ya magetsi.

  18. Makina amene akupanga mphamvu zamagetsi ndiamene anagula Ngwazi Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda masiku amenewo population ili yochepa. Pano maboma onse angogulira ma spares mmalo moonjezela makinawa. Akakhuta bibida amvekele Kamuzu palibe chomwe anapanga. Kuyambira UDF, DPP, PP zonse ndi mbuzi palibepo wachitukuko kumbali ya magetsi.

    • and where has the so called Mr Stambuli been all this time. he better start doing before saying because the whole general public knows about these poor service deliveries. then what next?

  19. Hahahaha kma abale za escom mpaka boma lomwe kkkk.zikugwilizana bwa escom nd dpp apa?..ngat ukuona ngat escom nd zmwana pita kagwile job iweo

  20. kodi zikukhla bwanji thawi ya amai amkati akukoza ndipo magetsi anasiya kuthima lero kwalowa enawanso akuti akukoza kodi akumakoza zi chani?

  21. makape a Mw 24 musamalembe nkhani za boma pafupipafupi akumachita matama,ena akufuna atchuke ngat kamuzu ndi chilembwe nde akumauzer inuyo. lembani za mpira,ma prophet, ma innovation m’ma university, ma latest movie koma achimalawi. inu simunganeneko anthu adziwe kuti kendall watulutsa film ya luv yovuta kwambir? mungolimbana ndi ndale basi opanda phindu tikatha tikagwirenso maganyu. inu mukuona bwanji madolo? nkhani ya escom aliyense imamukwana ndiyopanda ntchito idayamba kalekale, inu simukudziwa kut ku state house magetsi sazima? #ndumwa_madzi

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