Blackout hits Malawi Parliament

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There was drama at Malawi Parliament today morning as the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) hit the house with a power cut.

Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Esther Mcheka Chilenje was this morning nearly forced to suspend proceedings following power outage that hit the house.

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The House was hit by blackout this morning

The blackout lasted for close to five minutes and technicians were seen running up and down to restore power in the August House.

The development attracted insults from opposition benches with Rumphi East Member of Parliament Kamlepo Kalua accusing the DPP administration under President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika of failing the nation.

However, Mcheka Chilenje ruled Kalua out of order.

Some minutes later, one of the staff members who is yet to be identified, was seen receiving medical attention after he was stuck in a lift due the blackout.

The power failure came just after the house had passed the 2016/17 revised midyear budget, cutting K17billion from the initial K1.149 trillion that was passed in June 2016.

Meanwhile the house has been adjourned for lunch and will resume this afternoon.

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  1. I think ESCOM shouid change its slogan “toward power all day every day” to toward darkness all day every day.coz escom siikuthandiza amalawi & akapangeso cut ku state house kwa APM konko!

  2. I think ESCOM shouid change its slogan “toward power all day every day” to toward darkness all day every day.coz escom siikuthandiza amalawi & akapangeso cut ku state house kwa APM konko!

  3. The solution is that every village or district must have its own nduna ya zamagetsi ndi president amene because its boring situation nthawi!!

  4. Akanazima ku state house Ko kwa miyezi itatu komanso madzi kusiyairatu kwa zaka zomwe zasalazi kuti aone mmene zimapwetekera kwa anthu amene tinawasankhafe

  5. Tisamve zoti mkulu wa escom mwamuchotsa ntchito,chikhalireni vuto ndinu nomwe ma MP.mukuchulukitsa ogwiritsa ntchito chonsecho magetsi simukuwaonjezera mphamvu ndiponso zipangizo ndi zomwe zija zidasiya malemu dzimbiri lili tho,shame on you the maize gate MPs

  6. Parliament is not a sacred place not to be hit by blackouts. As long as it is in Malawi, we should all feel the pinch of blackouts. However, what is absurd is not to have a reliable back up coz the State place like that one needs to have a heavy Genset kapena they are also waiting for Chinese to supply the back up gensets? Hahahaha zili ngati munthu kukupatsa chimanga then nkumayembekeranso kuti akupatse yogaitsira

  7. ndikukhulupilira kuti a escom anapepesa kale Ku parliament vutoli lisanacitke, paja kupepesa ndi ulele ndi alibenso manyazi ndikupepesa

  8. Ku Escon kwachuluka agalu andale ndichifukwa magesi akuvutavuta ndi magesi malawi muno akhoza kutha chaka chatithu osadzima. Chakwela akumakawapa ndalama kuti azizimisa magesi.

  9. nde zianthu za Ulesi zinangoweruka, kunamizila kutentha, ndima ndi PA system (off), mmalo motuluka nkumakakambilana panja pa lawn. Allowance yadzulo mupereke kwa treasure wa bank mkhonde uja

  10. Mwayamba kulemba zabodza et?

    Iwe basi kupita ku parliament nkukalemba za magetsizo basi mbuzi osatiuza zanzeru zomwe akambirana bwanji, as if magetsi kuzima ku Malawi kuno nzachilendo kape

  11. escom keep it up it iz not good to have blackout only in gettoz to morrow you go further and carry that blackout service right at statehouse

  12. Kodi bodzali bwanji.ESCOM Ndi imene ili blackout koma ku Parliament chili chotse choyendera magesi chikugwira ntchito kuli genertar outmatic ndi BOMA limenelija mn. Even ku nyumba ya mfumuyo 24hrs

  13. Nothing surprising here,, the Malawian Parliament isn’t in Germany or the UK. If they really represent us, they should have an experience of what we face day by day, Big up Escom .. Nice work, next time, the parliamentary power outage should be at list 12 hours or longer……

  14. Its good that this happened at Parliament where the Minister of energy is who keeps on defending incompetence

  15. koma pamenepo ESCOM nanga magetsi azithimwa kwafe tokha zakhara bwino pamenepo tiwone kuti atichiya monga iwo otilamulira akanatenga week akuzimwabwe zikanakhara bwino tatopa ndikuti namiza kwaoko

  16. Yes it should be like that coz this is rain season ndiye madzi amabwera ndi zinyalala, zimatseka makina a magetsi ku Mkula falls thereby disturbing the generation process. I always understand you ESCOM guy, I salute you!

  17. Boma lakuba, lovuta kugwra nalo ntchto, lozuza anthu wamba, full of corruption, atsogoleri ake mmmmm,,, Chaponda amangdwe koma,,zngayamnbe kuiwalika….

  18. ESCOM gate lmeneyo nyani wagwira mawaya kkkkkkk dziko lomvesa chisoni ngati lathuli aaaaa tikupita kudzenje amalawi ngati sitiganiza bwino basi tikhala pavuto lalikulu sizikuyenda ayi kodi tonse tikhale akuba kuti zitiyendele ashiiiii awotche moto basi palibe wabwino

  19. makwana a escom muzipanga panga zimenezo ku parliament mwina ayamba kuwona kufunika kwamagesi nde azikambilana zaphindu. state house get ready ur next

  20. ESCOM gate lmeneyo lfe ndiye tinafika pozolowela pakuti black out yachitika kumeneko mpaka pa FB aaaaa zopusa! madzitu alipo muzinamizilanso chani? kapena nyani wagwilanso mawaya kkkkkkk malawi dziko lomvesa chisoni mama lneeeee

  21. Izi zinafunika zikadachitika komwe ku state house uko,, atleast for 3days, kuti ndoda ija iwone umo ziwawila kukhala opanda magetsi, ikadamwako madzi otentha ka,, kukulila pa chinyezi kwambili

  22. Zili bwino kobasi. Malawi sadzathekaso basi kulephera kuwatenga magetsi kuchoka pa mozambique pompa apa pafupi ndi pa Dedza apa kuti abwere kuno kulephera ndithu azathu ku south africa magetsi amene amagwilitsila ntchito amachoka ku mozambique komaso madzi akumwa

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