Escom worried over illegal connections

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The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) has expressed concern over high number of illegal connections saying the malpractice costs the company a lot of money.

Escom Malawi load-shedding

Escom: Angered with illegal connections. (File)

Speaking to the media lately, Escom Chief Executive Officer John Kandulu said the power supplier registers a high number of illegal connections every day, which is making it hard for the company to concentrate on equally important investments.

“Instead of us investing money in other projects we are being forced to always take a step backward and channel the money to costs associated with illegal connections such as repairing damaged Escom equipment,”  Kandulu said.

He said the malpractice is widespread in markets and added that illegal connections can sometimes cause fire.

Kandulu however pointed out that information gap between the power supplier and its customers is the main challenge the electricity supplier face in trying to solve the problem. He said the company has no platform to inform everyone the risks associated with illegal connection.

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  1. Illegal connection in an illegal country.no prob,malpractice won’t stop coz there is nothing u can do since anthuwo ndi anu omwe amatilumikizira

  2. Illegal connection in an illegal country.no prob,malpractice won’t stop coz there is nothing u can do since anthuwo ndi anu omwe amatilumikizira

  3. Chokani ana anjoka inu,abiti khwaphwirani achabechabe. Escom katangale wachuluka mwayamba kulira mokweza. Munya gede simunati atambwali achabechabe. Akawalala inuyo,asamkhwi,mbuzi zamano kusi,afisi inuyo. Zidzete,zitsiru mumtondo a escom. Ndimakwiya nanu.anyani mumakhala ngat mukatiikira magetsi siziripira fotseki,osatisokosa ife timava ululu tikakuonani pamene magetsi akungozima. Connection yanu ndiyomwe iri ya illegal

  4. Escom Ur Becoming Too Much U Hav Raised A Concen But Anthu Akapanga Apply Mumachedwa In Deed Ur Helping But How Do You Over Come With This Ploblem? If U Make Deleberate Delays U Will Loose Up Things

  5. Escom Ur Becoming Too Much U Hav Raised A Concen But Anthu Akapanga Apply Mumachedwa In Deed Ur Helping But How Do You Over Come With This Ploblem? If U Make Deleberate Delays U Will Loose Up Things

  6. TOO MUCH ZIPHUPHU KU ESCOM, KOMA NDIMAKAYIKIRA NGATI MAGETSI AMENE MMAIKA MMANYUMBA NDI MMABIZINESI ANU MUMALIPIRA, MWEZI UMENE MAGETSI AZIMA KWAMBIRI NDI UMENE BILL IMAKWERA, ZALOWA CHIMTABWALALA.

  7. Illegal connections are done by professionals due to the company’s incompetence. How can you put somebody on a three years waiting list?

  8. Illegal connections are done by professionals due to the company’s incompetence. How can you put somebody on a three years waiting list?

  9. vuto ndiloti mukamamwa tea wamkaka mu ma ofesi anuwo ndindala zomwe mukumati connection fee musamatumbwe komaso mukamakweza ma bill muyenera kuti muziziwa kuti mapezedwe andalama ndiosiyana black out too much komaso dandaulo lamunthu simumamva bolaso magesi asola inu nde zakukanikani munaka khala kuti mumamva madandaulo a anthu bwezi tikukamba zina koma kumaganizilana

  10. vuto ndiloti mukamamwa tea wamkaka mu ma ofesi anuwo ndindala zomwe mukumati connection fee musamatumbwe komaso mukamakweza ma bill muyenera kuti muziziwa kuti mapezedwe andalama ndiosiyana black out too much komaso dandaulo lamunthu simumamva bolaso magesi asola inu nde zakukanikani munaka khala kuti mumamva madandaulo a anthu bwezi tikukamba zina koma kumaganizilana

  11. [READ MY STORY. ON HOW I GOT MY HIV CURED].
    Truthfully, i was tested HIV + positive for the past 8 years. I keep on managing the drugs i usually purchase from the health care agency to keep me healthy and strengthen, i tried all i can to make this disease leave me alone, but unfortunately, it keep on eating up my life. So last Two Months i came in contact with a lively article on the internet on how this Powerful Herb Healer get her well and healed. So as a patient i knew this will took my life one day, and i need to live with other friends and relatives too. So i copied out the Dr Collins the herbal healer’s contact and I contacted him immediately, in a little while he mail me back that i was welcome to his Herbal Home whereby all what i seek for are granted. I was please at that time. And i continue with him, he took some few details from me and told me that he shall get back to me as soon as he is through with my work. I was very happy as heard that from him, as i was just coming from my friends house, Dr Collins called me to go for checkup in the hospital and see his marvelous work that it is now HIV negative, i was very glad to hear that from him, so quickly rush down to the nearest hospital to found out, only to hear from my hospital doctor called Browning Lewis that i am now HIV NEGATIVE. I jump up at him with the a test note, he ask me how does it happen and i reside to him all i went through with Dr Collins. I am now glad, so i am a gentle type of person that need to share this testimonies to everyone who seek for healing, because once you get calm and quiet, so the disease get to finish your life off. So i will advice you contact him today for your healing at the above details: Email ID: dr.collinsherbalhome@gmail.com or you can also add him up on whataspp +2349036950737. CONTACT HIM NOW TO SAVE YOUR LIFE AND DOCTOR ALSO CURE ALL KIND OF DISEASE AND SICKNESS: dr.collinsherbalhome@gmail.com AS HE IS SO POWERFUL AND HELPFUL TO ALL THAT HAVE THIS SICKNESS.

  12. How can we stop illegal connections when you are failing to give us legal electricity in time. Should I wait for a year to be connected after payments? No!! I will never stop unless you do something on this.

  13. Wt kind of elligal talking about? Munthu akapanga apply 4yrs simunamuyikire do u think wt comes mext? Pano ma prepaid mukutero eniyakenu ukapita kogula maunits chizungu chake mumati no network one wk muli mudima kaya munaziyambiranji? Magesi mwakweza kangati pa mwez umodzi? Kodi inu mumalipira magesi?

  14. Wt kind of elligal talking about? Munthu akapanga apply 4yrs simunamuyikire do u think wt comes mext? Pano ma prepaid mukutero eniyakenu ukapita kogula maunits chizungu chake mumati no network one wk muli mudima kaya munaziyambiranji? Magesi mwakweza kangati pa mwez umodzi? Kodi inu mumalipira magesi?

  15. Corruption starts up there the basement people they are also copying from them ,have a law if people apply the power same time you should connect what they need you wil not loose lots of kwacha if you delay the fox are there to play a dirty game then you will cry fowl

    • Eti Inu!kulipira pa 7 August 2015,mpaka lero kuli ziii.Koma ukapanga apply nde amabwera mwa changu to survey form ikatuluka ndikulipira basi mwadana

  16. we don’t even know how to to climb as high as that! now u put the blame on us
    put ur house in order first!
    despite wat ESCOM giv to it’s employees they still r not satisfied, they r the 1z doing these connections!

  17. we don’t even know how to to climb as high as that! now u put the blame on us
    put ur house in order first!
    despite wat ESCOM giv to it’s employees they still r not satisfied, they r the 1z doing these connections!

  18. Nosense !!! Mukukweza ma tarrif each and every month and expect anthu kupanga chilingamo?? Mukunama and this is just the beginning………..simunati

  19. ESCOM delays to assist people who have applied for connections,hence encouraging people to connect illegally. Komanso akulephera kutibwezera ma units omwe adali mu meter yakale asanaichotse ndikuika ya pa polo.

  20. Nkhani palibe pamenepo. What about the cost of damages occured wen magetsi mukazimitsa? Ma fridge amaoletsa ndiwo,ma 4n amazima stopping our varrious busnesses. What abt amadalira geni yometa,yootchelera zitsulo,zigayo hw mch u cost them mukazimitsa magetsi anuwo. Mwasowa zokamba eti! Inenso ndikabwera kumeneko plan ndi ya illigal connection yo basi. Diso kulipa diso. Mesa makala mukuletsa mpaka kumapha anthu,nde mmene mumadulitsira magetsi mo azikwanitsa ndani kulipira kut aziphikira magetsiwo,basitu deal ndi yomweyo! Ndatha ine odandaula #Ujeni

  21. TO THE WHOLE WORLD NIGERIAN PEOPLE HAVE DEVELOP A SYSTEM WHEREBY THEY SAY THEY CURE HIV AND AIDS, CANCER AND MORE THEY SAY THEY ARE HERBALIST THEY PUT THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS PROTECTED AND THEY USE WHATSSAP NUMBER WHEN YOU CONTACT THEM THEY ASK FEW QUESTIONS THEY ARE MANY BUT THEIR CONVESATION IS THE SAME THEIR COUNTRY CODE IS +234 THEY CREATE A FAKE ACCOUNT OF A WOMAN ON FACEBOOK AND THEY USE THE INFORMATION LIKE THE FOLLOWING [READ MY STORY. ON HOW I GOT MY HIV CURED]. Truthfully, i was tested HIV + positive for the past 8 years. I keep on managing the drugs i usually purchase from the health care agency to keep me healthy and strengthen, i tried all i can to make this disease leave me alone, but unfortunately, it keep on eating up my life. So last Two Months i came in contact with a lively article on the internet on how this Powerful Herb Healer get her well and healed. So as a patient i knew this will took my life one day, and i need to live with other friends and relatives too. So i copied out the Dr Collins the herbal healer’s contact and I contacted him immediately, in a little while he mail me back that i was welcome to his Herbal Home whereby all what i seek for are granted. I was please at that time. And i continue with him, he took some few details from me and told me that he shall get back to me as soon as he is through with my work. I was very happy as heard that from him, as i was just coming from my friends house, Dr Collins called me to go for checkup in the hospital and see his marvelous work that it is now HIV negative, i was very glad to hear that from him, so quickly rush down to the nearest hospital to found out, only to hear from my hospital doctor called Browning Lewis that i am now HIV NEGATIVE. I jump up at him with the a test note, he ask me how does it happen and i reside to him all i went through with Dr Collins. I am now glad, so i am a gentle type of person that need to share this testimonies to everyone who seek for healing, because once you get calm and quiet, so the disease get to finish your life off. So i will advice you contact him today for your healing at the above details: Email ID: [email protected] or you can also add him up on whataspp +2349036950737. CONTACT HIM NOW TO SAVE YOUR LIFE AND DOCTOR ALSO CURE ALL KIND OF DISEASE AND SICKNESS: [email protected] AS HE IS SO POWERFUL ONCE YOU ARE IN CONTACT WITH THEM THEY WILL ASK THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS YOUR NAME WHERE ARE YOU FROM KIND OF DISEASE YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM HOW CAN THEY DELIVER THE MEDICINE TO YOU THEY WILL ASK YOU TO SEND THEM MONEY $200 DOLLARS FOR PREPARATION OF THE MEDICINE THEY SAY THEY WANT TO BUY ITEMS FROM THE SELLER THEY GIVE YOU THEIR WESTERN UNION ACCOUNT ONCE YOU SEND THE MONEY THEY BLOCK YOU ON WHATSSAP THIS IS HOW THEY ARE STEALING MONEY FROM PEOPLE THEY PUT THEIR STUPID STORIES ON NYASATIMES, MALAWI24 AND MANY PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR MONEY TO THEM TOGETHER WE CAN END THIS LETS FIGHT BACK TO THEM BY FIRING BACK WITH ……. PLEASE DO NOT SEND MONEY TO THEM FROM NIGERIA POLICE SERVICES AND THEY ARE HUNTING THEM USING THEIR MOBILE

  22. Mwakweza Kwambiri Magets Tiziunikira Okuba Omwewa,mukadula Tijoinanso Mpaka Mutatsitsa Mitengo Musova Hahahaha. Mot Barbershop Yanga Magets Ake Ndiakuba tikakudyeren kut ife?