By September 20, 2016
ESCOM.

Electricity tariffs going high.

Amid persistent blackouts in the country, the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) has unveiled plans to hike electricity tariffs following the coming of Independent Power Producers (IPPs).

The development come at a time when Malawi government has signed over 36 memorandum of understandings (MoUs) with IPPs.

According to the ministry of natural resources, energy and mining, five of the private producers have signed term sheets, a precursor to signing power purchase agreements (PPAs).

Reacting on the matter, ESCOM chief executive officer John Kandulu said Malawians are to be paying more for electricity due to high charges from the IPPs in the country.

John-Kapito

Slammed ESCOM: Kapito

“Currently ESCOM charges 8 cents per kilowatt and that’s less however when IPPs are to come we are to spend 12 cents to 19 cents per kilowatt and that’s too bad,” said Kandulu.

Consumers Association of Malawi (Cama) executive director John Kapito decried the level of transparency involved in negotiating the deals, saying Malawi may end up signing deals that would cost the nation in the near future.

However, Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) has disclosed that the energy regulator has developed monitoring mechanisms to ensure that pricing of IPPs do not stifle the consumer.




79 Comments

  1. Ife a Malawi #1 ufiti bas chilichonse chinatilaka

  2. Blackout supply coperation of malawi kkkk! BSCOM.Osati escom

  3. Ife tikwezabe ma tarrif kaya mulongolora bwanji zanu izo tikakudyerani kuti ife a ESCOM sitinati mulira keee. Magalimoto tigula ndi chiyani ife.Ana athu tiwalipirira chiani ku ma sukulu akunja.Kunotu ndi ku Malawi ngati simudziwa musendeka muwona. Ngati muli mtawuni samukani mudzipita kumudzi kwanu.

  4. Ndikapanga magetsi anga kundimanga mwati ndiwotcha zinthu,kkk! ndipange radio mwati ndikusokoneza ma freque.A malawi kwakula ndi kukayikilana, zoona mpaka kumapanga import ma #toothpick,kkk!

  5. 50yrs + now of self rule(independence) koma company ya magetsi imodzi,pali nzeru?.23yrs titasankha multiparty ndiye zipani mbweee! koma tapindula?mxiii!

  6. When reporting this to my parents i will tell them “Aah koma don’t worry much,the news may not be true because i have got it from a NON RELIABLE news outlet”

  7. A ESCOM,Ndaona tsano mulufuna chinamtindi cha anthu chibwere kumaofesi kwanuko eti,Ok?

  8. izi zikutanthauza kuti nkhalango zathu zili pachiopsyezo chachikuklu chifukwa anthu ayamba kudalila makala ndi nkhuni pophikila,let mr presedent think first b4 such ideas are put on table

  9. Malawi is shit………

  10. boma lingoloreza kuti electricty izimphunzilidwa kwambiri ku secondary mwina amalawi azamvesesa kuti magetsi ndichani koma zikatere boma lizingotukwanisa ma presdent ndinthu kkkkkkk,ubwino wake tilibe mliri wamatenda aliwonse kuno otherwise president angatukwanidwenso pobweretsa matenda muno.

  11. U r provoking mass demos now

  12. And you expect investors to come and investment in Malawi??

  13. Hike your electricity tariffs but don’t forget we will meet 2019 if this Government get my vote its lucky!

  14. Ofunikna kupezanso njira zobera magetsiwa zapanwamba zaukadawulo ajaira tsopano makapewa

  15. Dziko lili manja mwa agalu Thawi yokayenda yakwana mateyala manja!

  16. Already mwakweza kale 4 times chaka chino koma simukumvetsa ndithu. Kwezani nanga sii enanu akulipilirani.

  17. Greed is the main cause of poverty in this Country. The government is the weakest and most pathetic system there is. i will never vote in this stupid ass country and their fucking electricity!! This is 2016!! when will we see change??

  18. dziko lija si la mkaka ndi uchi ayi koma la tsobola ndi mandimwi

  19. indeed will come false prophet in the name of jesus achina yesu matiki anabwera nkupita kenako enanso ndi awa kkkkkkkkkkkk ibelieve in only God and jesus

  20. chomwe ndudziwa vuto kapena nthenda yothetsedwa mwa mulungu kudzera mmapemphero imatha pang’ono*2 singathe lero lomwe kutidi muone ukulu wa mulungu kuzera mmapemphero koma za satana, evil zimakhala za changu ndichifukwa mulungu safulumira sachedwa chomwe mungsdziwe nchimenecho nde masata sata mudzatsatira ku ng’anjo

  21. am not surplised that’s Malawi I know

  22. work hard for ure goodness and god will give to u in good faith

  23. kupemphera kwanji kongokamba za miracle money we are in dark Malawians zinali kuti zaka zonsezi, can’t u see they are leaving this country to another, when coming back they turn to be prophet with full of worthness, why not pray for wisdom and integrity? but just mirracle money all the times

  24. If u raise de tarrifs,wil u use dat money to buy water so dat there should be no blackouts???? a escomuuu!!!!

  25. Auzeni avetsetse. escom ikuowonjezadi ukhoza kulithawa dziko lako lomwe asiyeni anthu azitchona kumaiko ayeni

  26. Black Out Supply Cooperation Of Malawi at its best.

  27. Are u crazy?? We are still experience blackout in dis country &u are talkin’about dis shit WHY u???,

  28. this is insane, this is mad, this is bullshit mr mathanyula mutharika, you are supposed to be looking for ways of improving electricity and not reaping off poor malawians.

  29. Aisha Arab says:

    Kusintha metre pa 21 June kuika pre-paid kumati mwina zisintha lelo kupita kokagula maunits akuti muli ndi bill yaK39545.16 ine kufunsa yachokeraso patill imeneyi ikucharger be ngakhale munasintha metre andionjeza bwanji

  30. Tariffs for black out,stupid government

  31. Malawi wavunda. Warning *dont leave yo electric appliance on if u are not around. Many pple are experiencing power siege. And Game store will never take back something struck by siege. Its not their fault. Its yo govt fault. So look after yo stuf

  32. Malawians now are living like slaves..shame!!!

  33. This is funny peculiar…

  34. MUKAKWEZA MTENGO WA MAGETSI NDIYE KUTI SAMAZIMA??

  35. Wake-out on yo performance before on yo shit. Mxiiiiiiii uķo

  36. Kkkkk right under the wise and dynamic leadership of……….kaya!

  37. Imeneyo nde timati Nowhere to run, misonkho yakwezedwa, katundu wakwezedwa. Nabola ndingofeera moyenda momuno.

  38. Inu aboma thandizani athu anu coz tili pamavuto koma simukulaba zithu zikamakwela chifukwa chani? Dyela bas kenako muzit cashgate muganize bwino pakhani imeneyi osat tenga ngat ife nkhokwe zandala

  39. Mukweze kumene magetsi anu amagwila ntchito osati kumene muna gouda mapolo koma simunaikeko magetsi osati ngati ku malawi kuno mwina kulipo kumene magetsi anu amayaka kkkkkkkkkk pour escom

  40. Malawians are victims of the sucumstamces always.

  41. Zeru iliyonse ndizeru koma zeru ina imakhala yayaviyavi. Malawi wavuta chifukwa cha izi: 1. Kukweza mitengo ya zinthu mwachisawa. 2. Chilala. Ndalama simakwana mwafikapo anthu sakunjoya mziko mwawo momwe muzimva chisoni osamakhala ngati ophawanthu anthu mukupwetekawa ndi abale anu.

  42. dpp woyee chipani chachitukuko ndi masophenya

  43. Saidi Zuze says:

    Muzikweza zichani popeza magetsi sakuyaka?

  44. Vuto lovotera ma foreigners……umphawi wa amalawi sakuwiziwa chifukwa chake salowererapo or saletsa ma company like escom,waterboard akamakweza zinthu

  45. Nim says:

    Kaende ka Demo

  46. eeeeh siyani Nkhani iyi sitikufuna kutukwanapo apa . . .

  47. As our house hold appliances keep getting damaged with the on and off power. Disappointing.

  48. masiku otsiliza nichoncho anthu adzakonda ndalama osafuna kuthandiza anzawo

  49. Kwezani poti munationa kupusa, nanga chilipo chomwe tingapange ngati amalawi sitizingovomeleza

  50. Kuba mopanda manyazi

  51. Why raise tariffs you BOSCOM

  52. Instead of solving the problem of blackouts first ,u r telling us abt hiking electricity tarriffs usilu ndeumenewo bolaso wa koloboi

  53. Why cant we fyt for our freedom? amalawi tinaonjeza tulo kwambir, tmaplira ngat anthu olemera yet not, atulepas alephela

  54. Kkk kwezani ndizimene tinavotela 2019 boma again

  55. Escom please give us abreak,what happens after you increase the tariffs,will the services improve???

  56. Sindikuonapo chifukwa chokwezera! Boma la malawi likanakhala ndi maganizo abwino likanapereka zina mwa ndalama zake ku bungwe la ESCOM kuti pasakhale kukwera kulikonse. Boma lisaname kuti ndalama lilibe, kodi dziko lopanda ndalama bwezi tikumvaso za kubedwa kwa ma billion? Ndalama zake mukufuna ziti? Apa mukufunabe kumangowabera anthu kudzera ku ma watts anuwo basi? Mwapangana uko muli tiilowe ndi ma watts anthu amenewa sazindikirapo kanthu poti ndi zokhudza Escom. Atambwali inu bwanji!! Ngati boma mukuti ndalama mulibe ndiye anthu alinazo? Mwawakhomerera a ma business ndi misonkho koma ndalama zosaonekabe zazii!

  57. Akutchanja ndi ma blackout samala m’bale kkk.

  58. Koma ndiye anatipezatu aMalawi osamva kuwawa chilichonse kwa ife ndichabwino

  59. If u raise de tarrifs,wil u use dat money to buy water so dat there should be no blackouts???? a escomuuu!!!!

  60. Obi Komeke says:

    Nice 1, ndizomwe munkafuna povotera galu wanuyo

  61. Hahahahaha… Hey where is my passport I think Its time to go and never will I come back to my own home country… Hollible malawi nation

  62. they say “towards power all day” bt I can say “blackouts is their(escom) first priority.

  63. This sound stupid. How can u increase something which is does not exist. They is no electricity and u want to increase tarifs. The supplier is clueless. Fix the problem then we can talk. The whole thing is fucked up(excuse my language). We need bloody new generators and power station.

  64. Haha chonchi nde ndiziti kuti ndikazapita ku Malawi sindikabwera haha A ng’eke.

  65. aren’t they supposed to raise their performance first before that

  66. You have just reminded me, can you please drug escom to a tree planting program, they should raise nurseries and sell tree seedlings to people at a subsidized price because they are also evolved in depleting environment, the only excuse they are giving to their persistent black outs

  67. Zachoseni nthambo zanuzi…..

  68. This is not true. MERA instructed ESCOM not to hike tarrifs this year because they did just that last year. Kodi propaganda iyiso mukuitenga kuti akanganya inu?

  69. the problem is , there is only one company to supply electricity hence they do watever they want for there is no competetion.

  70. ESCOM wants 2 make us sinners coz we can react by insulting them.They shld just stop those plans magestically

  71. Ha ha ha ha! my poor Malawi

  72. ndi zomwe tingadikirire simungalengeze zotsitsa koma nthawi zonse kukweza basi

  73. Bonney Phiri says:

    AMALAWI tinangozolowera pano nde masolar akugwira bwino ntchito zoti kuli Escom enafe tinayiwalako kalekale