MCP fights for Escom workers

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The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has asked government to make sure that there will be no job losses at Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) when the company splits into two.

MCP Member of Parliament (MP) for Kasungu West Alex Major made the statement after parliament passed the Electricity Bill that will see Escom being split into two companies.

Meja commended parliament for passing the bill but he advised government to avoid job losses due to the ‘unbundling’ of the electricity supplier.

Escom Malawi load-shedding

Escom workers get backing. (Library)

Commenting on the development, People’s Party publicist on energy Welani Chilenga said the bill is very important to the development of the country since it will resolve the electricity challenges Malawians are facing.

On his part, Minister of Natural Resources, Energy, and Mining Bright Msaka said the new law will enable government to bring some independent companies which will produce more power.

He said 34 independent power generating companies will come into the country and join the private sector.

The new law means that Escom will now been divided into two entitles; one will focus on power generation while the other will focus on supplying the power.

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32 Comments

  1. Olo atawachosa poti palibe kusiyana kulikonse magesi amangozima zima ife tinalipila kalekale kuti atiikile magesi mpaka one year munthu ukudikila magesi ndiye wina aziti ntchito zisathe za ziieee za mkutu

  2. Every new initiative comes with problems,expect more pple to lose jobs,a good example z meter readers,what do u think they’ll be doing after this prepaid meter installation the whole cntry?we need advanced things but know that it will be impacting on us and we can’t run away from this.85% of human working force will lose out to technologically introduced machine and we’v to accept this.

  3. anthu amene amalamulilawo ndi opanda nzeru, ngakhale ali ophunzira, apa bolani kumutenga mwana kuti alamulile dzikolo……..apa ndaoona kuphunzira sikanthu, koma nzeru zobadwa nazo. ali ndi ma diploma koma zikumuvuta kulamulila

  4. Zoona zafika ponyatsitsa malawi wathuy abale eeee kma matamawo ndye osasiya bola bill yopala kunja kwa ziko lino ku mozambique mwina tipuma.

  5. Then wat about those they pay 2yrs ago bt not yet receaved.. They better think about that first b4 they mak anay mistak…. Agawane mapotowo koma maoffec awowo akapanda kuzitenga bwino kwatsala tikawotcha apo bii abwezele dola mwina akhonza kukagula solar pannel.

  6. magesi momwe aliri kukweza mitengo but blackout almost daily that means poor quality services to their customers I wish atangoigulisa company imeneyi

  7. whether you say this or that job losses eg Msb david white head etc are living examples, it will be there but urge them supply of power should not go down.for as it now escom units are hard to be found. not network almost in most areas. At shop rite wenela ndirande PTC zingwangwa mzuzu just to mention a few. people have go here and there or to call friends if they could find some. So Escom please put your house in order.

  8. Ngati dzikoli likuvuta kuyendetsa gulitsani ku china chifukwa magetsi ndiodura kuposa salary yamphuzitsi ndiye kulibwanji ikagawidwa mayiiiiii!!!!! Tikhaura.

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