Malawians to demonstrate over rampant blackouts

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Malawians in the capital city, Lilongwe will hold peaceful demonstrations against prolonged blackouts that have rocked the country.

According to a statement signed by organiser and human rights defender Billy Mayaya, the demonstrations will take place on Wednesday, 8th November.

Lilongwe will hold peaceful demonstrations against blackouts.

The letter that has been copied to Officer in Charge of Lilongwe Police and ESCOM Regional Office says demonstrators will gather at Area 18 round about from 7am.

“Thereafter we shall proceed to City Centre roundabout, make a u turn up to the traffic lights and turn left to ESCOM Offices.

“A petition will be read and handed over to ESCOM representatives. Thereafter, demonstrators will disperse peacefully,” reads the letter.

Meanwhile, ESCOM has introduced a new program to ensure equitable distribution of electricity.

According to a press statement from ESCOM, in the new Electricity Management Programme (EMP), a day, which comprises 24 hours, has been divided into three equal segments of 8 hours each and therefore its domestic customers have been divided into three equal groups.

According to the new model, a day will be starting from 4am the first day and ending at 4am the next day.

It is said that on the first day of the week, the first group will be on electricity supply from 4 am to 12 noon and the second group will have electricity from 12 noon to 8pm while the last group will have power supply from midnight to 4am.

 

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  1. Ngati pali politician yemwe anga chalenje kuti tikamuvotela magesi sazathima tisainilane mboni akhala amabungwe kapena athese vutoli panopa tivotere mwaunyinji ndani? Wonse andale amangoti mukazandivotela ndizathesa mavuto koma akalowa mboma njee!!!!!!

  2. Demonstrations that are an end in themselves will not bring any change. Demonstrations need to be followed up with other action. Of course the actions have to be within the law but need to put more pressure on the charged with responsibility to manage this company called Malawi.

  3. A Malawi tili ndi vuto kwambiri sitichedwa kuiwala,tangoganizani m’mene anatizudzira bingu wa muthalika patangopita zaka ziwiri zokha ndikuiwala ndikusakha mng’ono wake kodi mumaganiza kuti peter angasiyane zochitika ndi mkulu wake?anthuwa mavuto a amalawi sakuwadziwa chifukwa sanakulire Ku Malawi,anthuwa akutizuza ife amalawi ngati sakudziwa tsopano kuti adziwe kuti zatikwana kungofunika achoke osati zionetsero chabe chifukwa akuzolowera,tazudzika mokwana ndi banja la muthalika.magetsi sanavutepo ngati m’mene akuvutira pano akutisewelesa amalawi akumatitengera kun’toso ngati nyama ya galu achoke basi pitala sitimufuna walephera,amayi anali dolo chifukwa mavuto ngati awa kunalibe

  4. Ineso nd cadet komano pankhani zamagesi ayi ayi zafika povuta aku escomdi akuyenela kwa matcha. ,kuno ku rastainburg ndiye olo kungovuta 2days yokha athu amamatcha

  5. Peter a sanapite ku likulu la Escom magesi inde amavuta koma timadziwa kuti mmene azimamu ayaka nthawi ya kuti but after his surprise visit to EGENCO things are worse now kuchita ngati wangowaponda pa chilonda every day tikugona mu mdima, mmmmm i Don’t think we have president in this country, president wanji osamveredwa

  6. Ngakhale peter atakhala wadyera koma sangaphangire magesi mnyumba mwake and he is not escom comissioner. If u think mature u cant hate president. Good idea is to pressure him for solution imediately, we still using capacity while the demand of electricity is growing rapidly.

  7. Shaaa!So the president is responsible for all these problems?If water taps dry lets blame waterboards,for blackouts blame Escom,Insecurity blame police,drug theft blame gvt pharmacy,potholes blame Roads authority.Dont politicise everthing.

  8. Inutu nde zioneserozo chitani ndipo mutopa nazo mmalo mokakonza magesi mukulimbana ndi zionesero kaya akukunamizan ndi lazaro chakwerayo ngat anathawa anthu amulungu nde inu ndi ndan muzwe kt akakumangan ku ma demoko akuthawaninsoni galu wanuyo

  9. Ndimayesa mukususa zoti kuti asagule ma generator ndye mukufuna a gule dzuwa kumwambaku? Vuto otsutsa akungotsutsa ndizopepela zomwe madzi ndi aja mwaimitsa contractor uja chonsecho madzi mukudandaula kuti mukumamwa osakanidza ndi tudzi , lero muku chita matcha za magesi muuzeni lazalo akubweletseleni ndi anzakewo abweletse magetsi ndi madziwo

  10. ndani yemwe angakole ng’ona ndi mbedza kuyitulusa mmadzi m’bale usasiye achibale akurila chifukwa cha uchisiru ndimademo angati akhala akupindurila amalawi? maso kwa jah nde mwini zose.

  11. Aaab!! Akumangen Coz Kumeneku Sikukonza Koma Kupitiliza Kuwononga, Chilichonse Aplesdent..Bas Limodzlimodz Tikaguletu Machine Ena Simple,, Mukhalira Kunyoza Mpaka Liti.. Olo Mutukwane Chipani Sizphula Kanthu

  12. We must just accepted that even though people can match, it’ll never change anything, because as far as I can see Malawi now, there is nothing, to compare with other nebaring countries Malawi now, is just standing that “Ukangosankidwa kukhala Nduna or President” ndintawi yako yoti ulemere, osaganizira dziko macompany businesses dziko litukuka bwanji ngati magetsi aziyaka 8 hours yokha, sorry zativuta kwambiri Amalawi

  13. Who z solely to blame? Escom or the president himself? Lets calm down malawians w r the “WARM HEART OF AFRICA” those demonstrations can cause some other implications, I know tonse tikumva kupweteka,rememmber” sunshine gonna be after the rains”. Last days.

  14. If it is true pls pls lets join hands 2 show de leadership of dis country we r nt happy. Nonse amene mwakhala mukulemba ma status a blackout its your time 2 show our anger.

  15. If Iam to vote 2day,, still more i will vote for Peter…olo atakanika to worse palibe yemwe tingsvotere except iyeo..on the issue of electricity tiyeni tipangedi demonstrate coz its becoming worse….mwina Escomsikudziwa mene timavera kuwawa…lets express our thoughts

  16. zopusa inu nomwe mukufuna magetsi thawi yomweyoso mukufuna bridge (liwonde barage) inu mukufuna boma litani ,i can challage the leadership ya mcp kuti angakhale a mcp ali permanent solution to these blackout zongofunika kukhala pansi ndikukambira andale ama NGO amaoffice musamakonde ma engineers mukakhala mavuto let you files generate power labala wakunkula anyethime !!!

  17. Had it been that electricity is produced by nature I think we could have conducted national prayes but since it is produced by a human being no wonder, human being allways is a failure thats all

  18. Iiiiii. Pena akulu akulu muziganizako ngati anthu oti amalawi std 1 B yokha tinalowamo.
    Peter ndiye amapanga magetsi? I don’t like Peter koma u munthu amalawi tikhale nawo.
    Mupite Kaye Ku nkhula falls mukaone chonchiti cha maintenance chikuchitika kumeneko. Problame muma lowesa politics palipose. Olotu mvula itati isabwere munenaso kuti Peter.
    Go Ku Nkhula first , mukaone. And Sizoti wina akazalowa azozanana kuti iyeyo NDE magetsi wayamba kupanga coz maintenance work tikhala itatha amd mablackouts azakhala kulibeko
    Paja escome ndi waterboard are like political tools in Malawi.

  19. This government is too dull. You politican i dont understand you for sure when compain comes you always spend alot of money koma pano kukanika kuononga ndalama kupanga zolozeka tisazakuoneni mukuononga ndalama pa campeni yanu

  20. peope ,why are you targeting Mr President?? and then you say thats not politics???demonstrate if you want to but go ku escom,osat capital hill or state house..u think a president akusunga ma volts enawo mwadara?? people ndie akutani nawo….since kamuzu up to now the same volts have been produced but is the number of consumers stil the same?? the president is trying his best but that cant happen in a day ,it wil take time ,n gvn em pressure wont make things good but worse..put yourselfs in their shoes,,,mukanapanga chani???n tel them that

    • Kodi wa khungu angatsogolere wakhungu nzake? Kodi JB Adawatinga kuti magetsi? I remember late bingu,amatchidwa nkhani yake yomwe tiyeni tiyime pa chilunamo pitala wazungululidwa ndi anthu osakonda dziko lawo(akuba) Dzuka malawi..

    • kkkkk koma a #cul u need to wake up ok you telling me time ya amayi this problem ya madzi kunalibe? inaliko but amayi took a step kana mages sakazima nde madalawa akungogona bas nt helping a escom to end the problem

  21. Am not Malawian but I love Malawi. This time my friends please vote widely. It’s not about being tribalist. 2019 vote for someone who will take Malawi and its people forward. I feel the pain too. Give L C a chance.

  22. Country without electricity is dead. What surprise me is that, our President doesn’t care about electricity. I think the solution will be at 2019 because He will not cheat us anymore, he has failed to run the Country

  23. Kodi akuzima ku Lilongwe kokha bwanji mwasiya MUST ndi Blantyre. Ati eti akutsatira zanena mtsogoleri wao yemwe akungofuna kusocheretsa anthu. Naye mavuto ake ali thoo kuti athane ndi ma camp atatu kuti azayimilire chipani chake tiye nazoni.mukadagwirizana mmen mwachitiramu kukagula genset ya ku lilongwe bola

  24. Electricity is a difficult subject not so many can anderstand it, but it’s such an important thing that the public can not anderstand it, as a result it’s causing havov..

  25. Ku ESCOM kuli anthu amene amazimitsa magetsi mwadala,cholinga chawo ndi choti anthu aziti boma lalephera.Anthu amenewa afufuzidwe ndithi.

  26. MENEMENE TEKELO ofunikadi kuyesa njila imeneyi mwina ikhoza ku pusha zimenezi mwachangu osaonetsa kutopa zamisonkhozi agulile ma ginset wo mwachangu ndizathuzomwe zimenezi

  27. Your robbing huge cash,driving new VX’s i know some might be annoyed with this but it u can take a minute to think for yourself how life was 10-15 yrs back n how much u’ve now in yo A/c is it not enough? Ordinally pple are grieving out here simply bcos his Barbershop,Butchery etc cant normally operate#Its50yrsAlreadyWeCantBeCryinOverElectricity there’s “Oligopoly” try to define that into practice MALAWI ‘ll develop somehow#concernedCitizen

    • Demonstrations brought multiparty in Malawi..demonstrations killed Bingu Wa Munthalika with heart attack….what records do u need…just wait and keep recording kkkkkk

    • Multiparty is one reason this country is worse. Look around. Dictatorship wasn’t good either though. But we are now worse as a nation than we were in 1994 going down

  28. I quess malawians are tired now coz nobody wants to help them even thier president or ministers,so its better to march maybe these so called ministers or president can hear them

  29. Why why these so called malawi presidents during 8akili kukawa njala people were surving with stater pack , Bingu wa Mtalika fuel became a burden to the nation now no magesi why why our country

  30. Titerotu basi. Zili bwino.
    Pena lake ndale ndi zautsiru nkhani yaikulu si madzi koma kuti we are using old machines, there is need to replace them with modern machines. But the problem is, ‘ we are taking ESCOM money to fund the affairs of a ruling party, surprisingly kumamva kuti ESCOM yapereka K10,000000 Ku blue night party, yapereka K10,000000 Ku BEAM. U see instead of using this money to maximize power generation.
    Ndiye azingoti madzi, Joyce Banda anali ndi madzi akeake. Timatcha.

  31. Zikoli ndilokondera athu oremera amayambisa koma kuma demo sapitako nde tiyen tizipanga zithu mosamara cous tili ndi udindo pa tokha oziyang’anira komaso ena tiyen tiwone pa tali ziko ndi rathu

  32. Yes that’s what u voted for (black out) when u vote, vote for someone who is gonna wipe tears of citizens not someone who is gonna need to intertain his/her pocket . try demo but……

  33. stupid are we malawians . why this now? we could have done this kale kale. kumangoti a Malawi akonda mtendele under my foot this is kupusa at its best. Kamuzu analiika dzikoli mdima for so long till now anthu ogona can’t fight for our rights. zitsiru zina kumatsutsa apa as if mumadya ndale .This demo is for malawians okhuzidwa not achipani . uko ndizipani zanuzo ife we want lights every day all the day osati 8hrs.

  34. Tinene mopanda mantha,joyce banda ntchito yau president amaidziwa,mayi ndi mayi mavuto apanyumba amakonzedwa ndi mayi,VIVA forever MAMA,kodi paja mukati ndinu ophunzira mukangokhala president malawi will turn to be the land of milk and honey,Where are you driving us to?/

  35. Kkkkk kukhala maiko ena zibwezi atalengesaso ayi kkk people they organize themselves pakakhala zopusa ngati izi,,mwaziona zina zitsiru zikuikapo ndale as if Iwo kwao akuyaka kkkk ,,let me tell u guys ,ma demo amapindula coz boma limadziwa kuti people are tired with whatever nonsensical thing residents are facing,, peaceful but not zogenda ,if mwapanga katatu sizikusinthabe then miyala must do the job

  36. Mene mene tekele= Ufumu wanu waikidwa pamuyezo( pasikero) wapezeka kuti ndioperewera,bwezerani kwa mayi wodzichepetsa DR JOYCE BANDA

  37. At the End omwe akutumani amapulumuka ndipo amamwalira ndi akapunthabwi as 4 me I don’t believe in demonstration only people who don’t understand that to rule Country it’s a big business can do such…….

  38. Kkkkkkkkkk nyasalande ati atsogoleri ake adayenda mayiko ambiri mkumawonaso m’mene amzawo zitukuko zomwe apanga koma chokha chongopita kunyasa mkukatenga utsogoleri pomwepo kuyamba kugona tulo ndithu mkonono fwefwefwefwefwefwefwefwefwefwefwefwefwefwe zamkutu zeni zeni ati professor Zaziiiiii zopanda ndi mchele omwe fotsekiiiii

  39. thats the way to go…..but my question remain the same….joyce banda magetsi ankawatenga kuti……nanga chikuvuta ndi chani nei nkuluyu

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