Another barrage of mockery to ESCOM – from KFC


Electricity Supply of Malawi (ESCOM) has become an easy target for anyone who want to utilize their trolling skills as multinational company KFC has become the latest to throw a shade at the electricity supplier.

KFC, the American headquartered fast food chain and restaurant, is one of the companies directly affected by the massive blackouts in Malawi but they have still found a business opportunity in the power cuts.

In an advert, the restaurant notifies Malawians that they can seek refuge at their restaurants whenever they are on the receiving end of Escom’s power cuts.

“Blackout? We are always open. Come and enjoy,” says an advert from the transnational corporation.

Recently, gospel musician Patience Namadingo fired warning shots at the electricity supplier over the persistent blackouts saying consequences may befall Escom staff should the situation remain static.

He added that a day is coming when consumers shall know the Escom employees responsible for hitting the switch-off button and there will be trouble.

Malawi is currently experiencing unprecedented power cuts with some areas having no power for over 24 hours. Escom has attributed the power cuts to low water levels on Shire River, a claim which has led to accusations of shortsightedness on the part of the electricity supplier’s management.



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