Malawi electricity tariffs to go up

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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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 50yrs + now of self rule(independence) koma company ya magetsi imodzi,pali nzeru?.23yrs titasankha multiparty ndiye zipani mbweee! koma tapindula?mxiii!

  4. 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”

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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??

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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?