Govt working towards stopping blackouts next year

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The Malawi Government  has assured people in the country that it is doing everything it can to make sure that people do not worry about electricity in the coming year.

This is coming at a time when the country is facing a great challenge of electricity due to lack of enough generation capacity.

Minister of natural resources, energy and mining Bright Msaka said in the year 2016, the country has had challenges in terms of electricity as the country only produced power through hydro.

Bright Msaka

Has confirmed the news.: Msaka

”We have had great challenges in the provision of electricity in the country because we lack the capacity to generate more electricity as we rely on water,” said Msaka.

He added that relying on hydro power is inadequate to produce more electricity as the country only produces 351 mega watts of power from water which cannot carter for all users in the country.

Msaka said that other countries like Zambia have a small population but have 2000 mega watts which is better than Malawi.

According to Msaka the lake levels this year were very low which made it hard for the provision of the required electricity and because of this the country had been experiencing a worse load shedding.

He further said that the year 2016 is the last for Malawi to be facing electricity problems as in the next year the county will produce more power from various sources such as solar, geo thermo and coal.

Msaka also said that as a country Malawi must diversify the energy sources so that the country is not crippled by electricity problems.

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  1. Pls kumalawiko akulu. A Escom 2017 yisakhale ngati 2016 PC yanga sikugwila ntchito kamba ka uchisilu othimisa magetsi zikapitilika ndichosa maudindo onse pa modzi ndi boma LAnu lonukhalo mbiteeeeew

  2. Kunena zoona boma irilatuvuta anthufe kumbariyamagesi kugula ndio kuti tisunge tinasiya karekare kuopa kuti zionongeka , koma boma iri sindizayiwala mpala lakarekare

  3. nanga vula ikasiya kubwera shire ndikuchepa madzi muzatiuza kuti chani? tatopa ndiboza lanu sibwino kulowesa ndale pa khani yamagesi bwaji joyce akulamulira magesi sakazima mukuchita dala kuti tiziti peter ndiolephera mukunama peter ndiowinawina 2019 dpp woyeeeee

  4. what is the everything which is being done. what are short and long term solutions on the problem??? no explanation but just doing everything… explain the substance not just doing everything, it makes no sense

  5. Unless Petter mtharika leaves the seat. They were keeping or saving money for Campaign. They they will spoil you now so that you can vote for them again? Let them fix the problem but there is no again chosen

  6. Kodi paja magetsi amathima? ndimaona ngatitu akathima ndiye kuti switch yagwatu kkkkkk chomwe ndiziwa Malawi ili Ndi zonse zake pure water, electricity, good soil pamene maiko ena nzochita kuchokela kwina koma inu mukulephela kuyendesa zanu zomwe ndaletu Ndi chitukuko chanziko nzosiyana why u take it to b the same? kaya Taba namizanani Kaye tidakamvesela Kaye!!

    • We have had lies from them,but I feel now its too much.I strongly believe there is a problem to do with their substandard machinery and its high time they told us the truth instead of just beating about the bush!

  7. zapubwaaaa iziiiii all this time analikutiiii chamba basiiii amaterooooo tazolowera now angosiyaaaa escom inali escom time ya jb kwangofika awaaaa a pubwaaaa iyaaaaa

  8. Unless everything is stopped at escom including including political interference its operations the current problems will remain.We ‘ve reaped enough of the lip service.Others before them never used trumpets for a cause but got things done at the end of the day.