By September 22, 2016

Amid continuing blackouts in the country, government has now registered a new energy company which will be generating power in Malawi.

According to Minister of Energy, Mining and Natural Resources Bright Msaka the new company is EGN co.

Msaka said the company will be producing electricity while Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) will just be buying the energy from EGN co for distribution to consumers.

Bright Msaka

Has confirmed the news: Msaka

“We have now incorporated a new power producing company called EGN co. It is now an independent company of the mainstream Escom.”

“The company will be responsible for production issues and it will be in charge of Nkula, Tedzani, Kapichira falls plus other smaller installations,” said Msaka.

The minister added that EGN co will also continue introducing new projects of power generation with the aim of reducing blackouts.

The development comes months after Parliament passed an electricity amendment bill aimed at bringing more players into the power sector by reducing the roles of Escom.

After the unbundling is complete, Escom will only be responsible for buying of electricity from private companies, as well as transportation and distribution of the power to all parts of the country.

Government hopes the unbundling of the electricity supplier will reduce blackouts in the country.




209 Comments

  1. Kuombera mmanja zinthu zoti sisanachitike. Politics at its best. And wat makes u think blackouts will be over? Wait n witness. Its the government policies that
    cause these blackouts….be critical osamangoombera mmanja

  2. Eya makpe akubawa akhaule achoseletu timawaya tao toolati tikufuna za nyuwan ife kkkkkkkk ndi za ulendo uno izi

  3. i would rather wait and witness

  4. 22 companies were already registered but no action so far what so special with this one?

  5. Ndilibe pulobulemu solar iseweza chabe futhi

  6. mulungu atichitile chifundo mpaka zitheke ndithu tizayambe kugwilitsatso ntchito magetsi amenewo bola zisathere panjira like Nsanje inland port! GUD LUCK MALAWI

  7. That’s gud news

  8. But the question is, will their power be hydro generated? If yes, then where? Because if it is the same lake Malawi eish! no difference.

    • Tisaye says:

      what they are saying is that escom was generating distributing and selling. Now the new company will inherit nkula, tedzani and all other stations, and even other projects that were in escoms plans, and other new projects that may be decided in the future.
      Its exactly the same only that the stakes have been widened. Also its possible that efficiency will increase. If silly politics and business gluttony is not involved, it may be of benefit but if its what we have seen in the past, then its another disastor pending

  9. Basi talimba mtima ma candles akugwira ntchito

  10. Dont celebrate if they say bye bye black outs doesn’t mean things are changing today it’s false.

  11. Is too early to say goodbye!…ndinamva kut agula ndi a China,they wants to make profit, profits mayb I shld say.

  12. Timothy Ty Nzima, Martin Ntchana Chalila Sudi Andrew Nash Chalila Eugene Mogadishu Njingah

  13. Thats only isee for these noxenxe black out

  14. escom ili mom’o? mbola

  15. Anthu ndi maso

  16. Wait a minute, a new electricity company? Ok, who owns this company? So they are taking over the power stations, have they bought them or simply taking over? How much have we sold the power stations? Was this law made in parliament? Now what is it that this company will do to turn around things that government failed to do? I wish the minister could answer these questions. Otherwise, I suspect politicians are behind the ownership of this company and it’s business as usual. When the US wanted to invade the middle east, they knew there would be some questions and heavy resistance from citizens. So they had to inflict pain and terror through the September 11 attack, blaming someone and within hours laws were signed to justify their invasion. Nobody asked questions and nobody resisted. I smell the same strategy has been effected here. Giving us the worse blackouts scenario in history, so we feel the pain and hate Escom in the process, then a private company is introduced so we ask no questions as their actions appear justified, hence no one to resist, procedures being flouted in the process, but no one gives a damn either, a company owned by politicians, or politicians benefiting a lot from the process, as money exchange hands…

    • Tisaye says:

      This could be very true. I want to ask what changed when Joice took over government that got rid of the black outs? and what changed again when Peter rose to power to retain blackouts?
      There must be sense in what you are suggesting.

  17. this government very good at ground breaking. .zikatero zatha yamangidwa imeneyo.kukhala mmawalawi ndikulimba mtima…

  18. Mawu anga ndiomweaja, “”Fupa lokakamiza, silichedwakuswa Mphika”” ndatha ine wanu.

  19. Let me phone my girl friend abroad

  20. Who are these people and what are their credentials?

  21. Pang’ono Pang’ono lasala ziko munva kwabwera akatswiri agula Malawi

  22. Aaaaa inuuu. Magetsi oti company izizagulitsa Ku escom iyo mkuazatigulitsa ife palinso ntendere APA?

  23. Smoke and mirrors, nothing will change without investment and investment won’t come till they agree the price for purchasing from suppliers. Same old government bullshit

  24. Perhaps i wll cormfort the lost hope of Malawians.ts high time goverment should open doors to foreigh inverstors tu inverst in our poor countrie..if it is true bravol tu goverment

  25. Awa zaja umampha kt anganenesanga

  26. Foolish Malawian leaders thinks this is the way to loot from state own entities

  27. I doubt……. KILL the monkeys first……

  28. Akamdzi Escom full of shit

  29. Akufuna pobela ndalama za boma peter

  30. Adakachitanso transmit n distribute coz owoda it’s a game of win

  31. Jack Jack says:

    Peter change malawi before we change you

  32. Now the reason has come out why someone resigned, more stories to come

  33. the solution is not unbundlind damment!! why cant they jst came with a gud strategy and bring in capable and innovative work force to deal wit dis damm black-outs??????!

  34. Ine ndikulephela kulipila zuku chifukwa cha inu a escom

  35. Wow thanks so much l was always worring when I think about blackout thanks to government l real appreciate.

  36. A welcome development

  37. Let’s hope they will be innovative to never rely on water as means of generating power only but also other means….#tiredofbkackouts..

  38. Ojere says:

    Magetsi adzakwera mtengo kwambiri, “Kukama Yowonda” The same plants run by ESCOM to be run by another company so called EGC and ESCOM will transport and distribute, that is a blue lie and both companies will want to make profit from the same source that ESCOM has goofed,I dont see any seriousness in it. This means that there is still one company in this country that will produce electricity so production will be the same and wagebill for two companies ie the producer and the transporter will automatically rise. I thought it is another company that will produce, transport and distribute so that there must be a competetion in the quality and quantity of services provided, but putting two masters on top of the peanuts we are already getting is unrealistic, if ESCOM has failed it must completely surrender the services to another company and see if it will make it. The funny thing is that the blackouts shall continue while Malawian are paying the two expensively and have everything failed. Two different companies requierd without connection each running independently from the other NOT one produces and the other transports NO.

  39. I’m having two different thoughtsof minds; a trust of doubt and benefit of doubt.Rebranding;renaming a company full of very incompetent;unskilled workforce won’t change anything.

  40. Too early to rejoice

  41. Komaapitawaatithandiza?

  42. I dont believe this page.

  43. Muziti ”anthu ena abwela kuzatithandiza kuba ndalama zanu” osati mutimate phula apa nothing will change

  44. kenzo says:

    ndiye zopusa zimenezo a EGN apange ma power generation stations awo osati a escom coz sizisintha kanthu angofuna potiberapo apa basi tionana mu 2019 anthu oyipa inu a DPP komamso akuba Mulungu akuwona ndipo akukanthani pompano

  45. just connect it to mozmbique rathan to to have another company.zauchisiru basi.no electricity no chitukuko,mbuz za escom

  46. Bye bye Black out,wat do you mean?Zaziiiiiiii…

  47. Yapeza bwanji mwayi Company yachilendoyi? Bwinotu za Cashgate tisamale nazo

  48. Kuti mukweze bwino electricity ( puss)

  49. Renaming a department in the Escom as a company is not a solution..the solution is capability,efficiency,and investment.Even if a section was to be maintained within Escom but given the necessities.

  50. Mabusa says:

    Kale zonsezi za vuto lamagetsi kunalibe kodi chifukwa chani vutoli lilipo pano? chomwe chapangitsa Escom kukanika kukwaniritsa zolinga zake ndi chani? if we dont address the cause for Escom to fail to progress then even EGN will be the same. why now all govt companies are a flop?

  51. is escom to blame??athot its the administration

  52. but it will still sell to stupid company escom.no work done.

  53. The must try to import more gas for cooking .otherwize this problem will never end.

  54. Lies ,bcoz it has been announced on BBC ndemwafuna kunamapo apa

  55. Ife chonena kwangali coz tikudziwa kale kuti palibe yemwe adzati adzathetsa umphawi or blackout pa malawi

  56. Zaboza izi achamba inu,…. Thy say will n that will last for ten yrs aaaaa

  57. Mpha Tembo says:

    Our same falls?? Will the water table rise due to this new company? Nothing will change.

  58. Is this for real? I won’t start celebrating. at least not yet

  59. Yendani bwino Mulungu akuyang’anile

  60. Another Monopoly And You Become Overzealous In Proclaiming Success? Linda Madzi Apite!!!

  61. What does EGN mean? Is it a local or foreign company. What a prompt announcement! For so long long we’ve heard about some coal fired plants to be built by China. While we are waiting for that, you are telling us that you registered a new one.

  62. Kodi mphamvu ya magetsi imangopezeka ku nkula,Tedzani,kapichila or wovwe basi.Chofunika apa ndi kuika ma transmiting station ambiri.Si zongochulutsa malo olipililamo ma bill.Apeze malo awo opangila mphamvu, zomwezi mpakan a ALLIANCE,kkk!

  63. malawi magic says:

    its the same escom we know splited into two.just the same old song

  64. Zili ngati munthu ungomwaliraa a escom akanakhalaa nkazii nikanangomusiyaa

  65. New Escom wellcome to Malawi

  66. nkhani si uyu….. Zandikwana, kumachita kufanana ndi anthu amene alibe magetsi?

  67. Eeeeh yonse bho maybe its one way of reducing suicides that occurs because of blackout,coz anthu akumanyala mpaka kuzipha at blackout yaakwana…….

  68. Alick Modi says:

    Koma athawatu..nanga mesa mumafuna muziwakwapuranso msonkho..mpakana muzigawana katikati ma profit? Boma loipa

  69. Dreaming in colourz

  70. They want to divert public funds in a professional manner so that they won’t get involved in cashgate scandals.Bcoz there is nothing new here ESCOM’s blackouts were fake inorder to pave the way for this so called new compony but there will be tears in future for electricity bills will increase.

  71. Kuombera fiti mmanja is part of our (culture) birth right.

  72. Whom r they trying 2 fool? nothing will change only the cover shall change

  73. Ndizalitiro koma?

  74. But why we still manipulated by these people???? Eiiisshhh poor Malawians.

  75. koma ndizenizeni izizi?mmmm zinafika pokwana mpaka tinalowezatu.

  76. …miyendo ngati wheelbar, mwatizuzazuza apa ndie muziti chani, kachikenaso miyendo ngat wheelbar. tipangeni bussines yooo.

  77. Iiiiiii zakalekale zimenezo

  78. mm kwathu ku chimbongondo tilibe problem ndimagesi

  79. This simply mean electricity will be expensive.

  80. the same machines at nkula,tedzani so whats new?have this new company installed new machines yet?if not then where will this company generate power?we are not blind.

  81. I don’t see logic and positivity in this!!! I foresee more trouble here. The problem was/is not unbundling…..solve the real problem government!!!!!

  82. hahahahah!! i thot the issue was water levels? what will the new company do that escom is failing to do now? hahahah!!

  83. Zisa ndi nkhudze nawo kaya ndizoona kaya nzabodza ndima gwilitsa ntchito sora ine

  84. Zimafunika Ndizimenezo Kufanananso Ndi Anthu Okhala Nyumba Zopanda Magetse

  85. Daniel Ziyada says:

    Zilibwino, bola pamenepa.

  86. Mmmmmmm…….

  87. The same machines used to generate electricity just changing names of companies. No any change here.

  88. Let wait and see if it is really true. We have heard alot. Tizaomba mmanja zikaoneka ndi maso::……

  89. Hw i wish dis dream would come to pass one day bcoz 2 b honest Escom hs failed its work

  90. This is the same company, same people. You can’t say it’s a new company. It’s the department that was doing generation of power. There will be no change.

  91. I dnt see any change ryt now I’m not working bcz of that electrity is not available…Ntchetera chabe Welder like me ndingaotcherere. Kugwritsa ntchit battery ??? Shame on Escom

  92. Opex Lungu says:

    The Problem Is Not Yet Over, And U Say Goodbye Black Out, The Company Has Just Been Registered, No Work Done On The Ground, Use Better Headings,

  93. Another cashgate

  94. Read carefully guys, there t nothing new here, akuti ” the new company will t responsible for production issues at Nkula, Tedzani and Kapichila. This simply taking over production job from already existing escom stations. Don’t cheat people someone wants to do business with escom here

  95. How bout villagers

  96. Dats a welcome idea,bt dare charges must b affordable so dat poor pple can afford

  97. That happen to neighbouring countries,malawi has no capacity

  98. Thats great ithink iwill come back to build my welding business

  99. Tioniyepu dankha

  100. amalawi kupusa muzingonamizidwa choncho mpaka 2019 muzavoter cz mukudikila magesi anthu opusa munakhala bwanji

  101. idont see any change in these it will only make electricity to be expensive

  102. ndadabwa ine dzuro dzana magetsi kuyakako 24hrs mmapanga dala a ESCOM? now you will face competition.

  103. wat a news guys we are here ayoooooo gibolantos mmamulephelesa kukajambula nyimbo ina

  104. Namagetsi Power says:

    Unless the country production capacity increases expect no immediate
    improvement.

  105. Lets wait amaterotu to silence you

  106. Mother malawi. Akutitu registered. Koma osati commissioned or inaugrated. Patha kutenga zaka osapangika kalilonse

  107. My wish with fellow innocent Malawians has been heard.
    I would say right away now that Malawi is going to its rebirth of its developmental programmes of renewal.
    The remaining chapter now is rural Roads building construction company to come following A new Energy company.
    These two sectors really cost Malawi’s economy growth as foreign/ local investors desert Malawi and invest in neighbouring countries leaving Malawians flocking abroad.
    Malawi government must invest hard in these two sectors to retain hearts of those companies deserting Malawi black outs.

  108. Ha ha ha ha ha ha maloto ochekenilaaa

  109. What’s the name of the company??

  110. I hop we can say goodbye blackout welcome any thief

  111. Pasi pawu lamuliro wa nkhuzi za nkhuzi,katundu wa akatundu,azeru a azeru akumawa prof APM moti anakabwera kalero kaya?

  112. aaah mwazivutisiranji paja siku chedwa kuchatu

  113. Had it bn that its the word of God we would say AMEN!!! We’ll just flock to it.Bye bye ESCOM

  114. lets wait and see…in the meantime am not amused

  115. RIP escom come here n take ur meter kkkkkkkk

  116. Thats interestin story from the government

  117. Politics of Malawi: wait & see coz 2 much bodza all around.

  118. this lie seem to be true

  119. But the problem there is an agreement that this company will sale Electricity to Escom in return Escom will sale it to consumers make it expensive.

  120. Dzona zimenezo

  121. Bola asawabele,mbava zili muno hmmm too much.

  122. Boyd Lifa says:

    Better Government can sell ESCOM and president
    No problem

  123. mesa mukutiso madzi ndiamene akuvuta nde compan yatsopanoyo madzi idziwatenga kuti? bodza lanulo bwanji mupusitse ena osati mmalawi iyai mmalawi pano anakuphunzirani. kuti ndinu odzaza ndi mabodza aboma inu..

  124. Aaaaaaaaah mmmmmm i doubt !! Icant believe and i will neva believe if this will happen!!!!we will just continue living in this country of blackout shit

  125. Arif Patel says:

    Farhana Patel Tahir Munshi

  126. Although is true how does it take to build apower station either huydro or coal 3-5yrs so u mean by 2020

  127. we dont want hydro elect in mw

  128. Kayaaa umboni palibe

  129. Comment reserved pending more info on the story bcoz this govt is led by pipi who shd be the last to be trusted sorely bcoz their dealings are always crooky.

    • U r true bro,greedy pple

    • As I indicated the said company appears to be more ghostly than real. In fact its the same escom just split into two and the other given another name. They are even failing to disclose the owners of the said company. This might in the end be another form of cashgate

  130. ndikhulupilila pokhapokha ndiwone,

  131. Anyani sakafika kumeneko kukagwetsa switch?

  132. MAY BE BUT I CANT BILIV.

  133. competition wll do better

  134. Munayamba kutinyenga ndi nkhani ngati zimenezi ndikale, kutiona kumbwambwana eti? Ngati zili zoona bwanji osamasula abbreviation ya zinalo

  135. better if it is true

  136. I Dont believe this

  137. jabulani chirombo says:

    KOMA BOMA LA DPP,SILIZASIYA BODZA TILL DAY WHEN JESUS SHALL COME AGAIN. FOR INSTANCE THE CANCER CLINIC ZOMWE NDALAMA ZAKE ZINATENGEDWA PA NGONGOLE IFE ANTHU WAMBA NKUMABWEZA KOMA SINAMANGIDWE UP TO NOW. THE MACHINGA CHINGALE LIRANGWE ROAD AKUNAMIZIRA KUTI AKUFUNA KUPEDZA NDALAMA ZINA ZOMANGIRA NSEU OMWE WAKHALA IN BAD SHAPE FOR DECADES.WHERE IS THE MBOMBEYA UNIVERSITY IN MZIMBA DELAYING AT? YET THE KEEP ON KUMAZITUKUMULA KUTI DZZIKO LIKUYENDA BWINO DURING BOMA LA DPP? MADAM / OGA? I BED TO DEFFER.GOD IS WATCHING. ADZISIYA POMPANO . 2019 SIKUTALITU.

  138. Make sure everything is going to be fuckin cool

  139. John Das says:

    Is This True Or Its One Of Your Games To Make Us Keep Hold Of Our Hopes

  140. Thako Lakuda says:

    Zabodza izo, mukakhuta fanta wanuyo muzitiuza zopanda pakezo, makampan aboma onse adalowa ndale, iweso EGN ulowa ndale, zopusaaaaa…..