Mutharika should address Malawians over blackouts – Mayaya

Billy Mayaya

Human rights activist Billy Mayaya has asked President Peter Mutharika to address Malawians over persistent blackouts that have rocked the country.

Mayaya was speaking in Lilongwe during demonstrations that were organised against persistent power cuts.

Billy Mayaya
Billy Mayaya: We need the state president to address Malawians on the the issue.

Speaking to media after giving a petition to ESCOM, Mayaya said President Peter Mutharika should address the country on the issue as it is his role as a head of the state.

“We need the state president to address Malawians on the the issue. We need answers on this because if he will not we will also demand for his resignation as well,” Mayaya said.

He also asked ESCOM to stop blaming low water levels for the power challenges saying in other countries the scenario is the same but they are able to have electricity.

Speaking at the same function , Malawi Health Equity Network (MHEN) Executive Director Joel

Jobe said rampant blackouts in the country are also affecting health services.

Jobe said blackouts that have rocked the country are killing Malawians in the hospitals .

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  2. Tell yo subjects what the problem is & the practical short & long-term measures u av put in place 2 address the crisis at hand.u are a servant so appear 2 yo masters & confirm yo failures in the management of their affairs.!

  3. My fellow malawians, persistent black outs is a one man problem and cant be addressed within days or months that’s a total lie and those who think like that have a mental problem like billy mayaya and yona lazalo chakwera, to prove that chakwera absconded the work of God joining politics its a sign of mental problem and malawians need not to take this person for granted, u may agree with me people who left brotherhood, priest etc do they behave normally? Malawis problem are deep rooted and they need collective effort inorder to overcome them, they need long term solutions not short terms, pali zabwino pamakhala mabvuto, owotche njuchi udzadya malesa, i believe one day persistent blackouts will be the story of the past like, maize, delayed salaries, membership party cards,shortage of foreign currency etc, may i repeat those who wants to gain political mileage due to power outrage are faluires because they have nothing to offer to malawians but only destructive criticisms

  4. I think Escom CEO is the one who should have come to address Malawians very well,
    He should tell us technically and when is all this going to end.

  5. Addressing people waste of time, he must just resign he has failed Malawians with immediate effect that will be noble thing for Malawians. But since he’s a power hungry man he won’t.

  6. The issue of electricity is not a one man problem let’s be frank here……..nkhani iyi tinailekerera tokha mmbuyomu……..Mr mayaya when did you last plant a tree to conserve the nature!!!!!! Even if the regime changes but this issue will always be there cause its about chilengedwe basi……..let’s conserve nature and all things will be ok apa sizoloza chala munthu mmodzi……….does munthalika generate electricity??????? Or is he going to raise the water levels in shire???????

  7. This is the worst leader Malawi has ever had. Siuja analephera kusova issue ya university ali min of educ. Lero ndiye angathe kusova za magetsi pamene ali bize ku panga za 2019. My foot

  8. Ambiri timagona nyumba zopanda magetsi thats why sizikutipweteka muntima mkumati tafanana ife nde tidazolowera kugona mu nthochi kwa amene mukulira zanu ife tidazolowera mabvuto president ameneyu nonse akumeretsani dazi nonse mufune musafune kaya muziwona

  9. U think mr president can climb a radder to electricity pooll and fix electricity no nooooo he cant have sex simple thing what about electricity he fall to fix his personal problems he think that malawians are useless soon he will sell nyasaland and go back to america bt before he go first he must follow his brother his days are numbered

  10. Take Mutharika as a dead person and it’s when you can understand him.. We as living being don’t think like him.. And it’s only fear of some sort or unknown that keep his cabinet ministers not to resign..

  11. tikudandaula za magetsi ndife akutauni ppamene wukumudzi ali pheeeee, bola kumudzi basi safuna zambiri anazolowera zikoloboyi daily kkkkk

    1. Zoona a Boyce Gawani kumudzi magesi safunika ayi,,,,koma ma vote ndi ponso ufa wa nsima amatibula mu mtondo,, basi olo asazayakenso tizivotera dpp yomwe yo,,,,,

  12. These presidents when it comes to campaign they talk this and that so that once they are on that seat they ignore our problems and they look the other side they don’t care at all, the things is we need someone who has a clean sheet and arrest all these mbava and punished

  13. Only if Malawi has a president who cares of the plight of his people, him can do that! With this one in power I very much doubt! No wonder he’s busy attacking Chakwera’s concern of the masses than him swallowing his pride and take a bold approach to ending the blackouts! Malawi is on autopilot cruise!

    1. because he is the president and our leader. we put the presure on him and the rest is his job. people voted him in power to run the country not the admin in ESCOM so of course we can only demand action from APM. travel around the world and u will understand how the goverment works.

    2. Why all along there wasn’t electricity problems and who is the president of Malawi and what are his duties,don’t just bark u toothless dog

  14. To my side i think this is not a case muntharika…. this is a case of failing to have visions right from the start…that malawi will grow big as it is now. For me i dont see MCP or Dpp overcoming the issue too soon… no government is perfect. MCP tried us.. Dpp tried us.. UDF failed us. All of them are failures
    .. so stop perfecting ur political parties. No one is perfect in politics… thank u my fellow malawian…dont be fooled with these stingy politicians we have… Mavuto sangathe ku malawi

    1. Why can’t we politicise electricity?? When we have the head of the country sitting idle watching doing nothing and its affecting the whole country, companies are closing and no one will come and invest in a country where there is no electricity never

  15. Osamakonda kulimbana ndi president wanga pa zinthu zopanda mutu. Kodi iye ndiyemwe akupanga magetsi? Bwanji osafunsa ESCOM?

    1. Mbuzi School Udalekeza Std Chani? Dnt U Kno That Munthalika As Apresident Has Power To End Black Out? Idiot Malawians Osekelera Zilizose Mabwana Kumakudyelani Masuku Pamutu Inu Mkumamwetulira Mbuzi Zosekelera Zaucisilu Zomwe

    2. escom nd company yomwe imapedxa ndalama paokha osat from govt , nde poti company siya govt president alibe gawo lowalamula kma ngat akufuna atha kuwathamangisa mdziko muno kt asamapereke mphamvu za mages nde ngat mufuna athamangisen but katundu wawo yense amutenga nde obwerawo adzaika zawo nde just imagine time yomwe ingakhalepo ya blackout kt akonxe malo onse. kumaganixa enanu school munapita but nzeru zenizeni za chilengedwe mulibe just keep quit.

    3. Kikikikikiki just from the word go His comment has shown me the reason why we gat mbuyazi in parliament koz as youths their thinking capacity is too low everything is President WHERE IS GOD IN YOUR COUNTRY?

    4. @patrick zoti escom is a statutory cooperation just as admarc mumadziwa koma? ndipo zoti kuli maboard kumeneko osankhidwa ndi pulezidenti mumadziwa? zonsezi mzaboma for nkunika i went through your profile mwakula ndikusewera ndi anyani kwanthawi yayitali

    5. Kappy iwe ryt now ur in darkness anytym yo fone will be off never mind we live by Choice ulimbana ndiine utopa am not yo frend lets find solutions about how we can eradicate loadishedding Zopusa kwanu think twice u shud comment we reply as well Daka boy

    6. sindikusiya mpaka utaphunzira osati mukangopeza ka itel kumangopanga comment zopusa apa koyamba kuona mtumbuka opusa komanso osazindikira simungakhalenso ku university monga mwanamira pa profile inu muzafera kumpherembe komko ndi geni yanu yotchaja mafoniyo

    7. Kikikikikikikikikiki yaaaaaaa sori boss kodi ndinu nsoja? yoooooooooooo we apologize bwana Pliz one thing i can advise you bwana in life wat so ever u do Think twice before u act Ma comments yanu siyaonetsa kukula yapa bwana

    8. Oky bro sori av ivn seen yo profile as well anyway mine was just a question bro its not that am the happiest person to see wat is goin on in our country am a victim too Am left behind wat is the cause of this loadshedding?

    9. Kikikikikikikikikiki sori boss mine was just a question but pipo insted of piking up the question they just started shoutin mwana wamtumbuka Nagona tsono nilibe mlandu anzeru monga inu mwatimasulako

    10. Shadreck, as a quasi-governmetal institution, gvt has direct say over escom that’s why the president appoints its board.

    11. kaya amene amapanga mvula agwese a escom at madz avuta nde inuso mukudxiwa ximenex nde kaya mufuna unyex kubafa musova ifeso mages tilinawo but apa tingovomerexa pot masiku sakoma onse ndipo palibe chomwe ungapange osakumana nd vuto day ina.

    12. Iwe shadreck stop insulting others. The buck stops at Mutharika’s feet. The excuse of water levels does not hold. Hydro is not the only way to generate electricity.

    13. Am not insulting boss,i thank u for the answer how i wish u came early Lets wait he will fix He is also a human like us Lets be patient with him Othewize we can tok tok and tok No one will manage this situation

    14. #Shadreck, if you were CEO somewhere the company wouldn’t grow! Have we noticed today or yesterday the fall of water level in shire river? Government should have fast alternatives

    15. Kkkkkkk aaaaaah bro the first person mist my question mpaka zafika apa Ine kukhala leader sikuti im an i land no. things could move veri well with the pipo am sorrounded with infact this loadsheding hasnt started with Malawi Unless otherwise

    16. Hahaha! You did insult, calling someone ulimbwa sana. Anyway let it be bygones. This electricity blackout issued was promised to be resolved by him. There are electricity projects the previous government was supposed to implement with the Chinese government but Mutharika sat on them. Just last week the Chinese ambassador complained of lack of urgency and interest from government to implement the project. Tapali fyakutekanya apa

    17. And who can come and invest in a country where there is no electricity?? Companies are closing and the economy will be going down more and u think that’s funny?

    18. Am not takin it for granted The vuto is that If His exelleny Peter wont say anything kuli Escom the Malawi will be in blackout till 2019 ryt?no one has an idea except him Anyway we will wait Me as well am running a ka Barbershop just to hav something for my family am the worst victim koz a gat no any source xcept babashop it doesnt mean am happi i was just askin madam thanx

    19. Next year malawi must be on number 200 plus, that’s on global bussiness index. With electricity black outs as being major contributing factor to that.

    20. Fine, He Must Adress It Coz I,as Ict Offecer At My Company Am Nowadays No Longer 2 Operate Coputer Due 2 Blackout And Am Not Keeping All Data Applications

    21. Its a shame to know that among us Malawians we still have individuals like you who government can play trix with without noticing….how ignorant

    22. None of the above is ignorant.ignorance begins with WATSON Why cant WATSON comment we reply?infact Watson was sapoz to answer the question it is clear Watson is out of his Mind so we forgiv Watson simple

    1. Even u also your head is like an Empty backet u don’t know what u r talking about? Why is he stupid? Whom are u asking? Think before u write and even a Dog can come with the facts may be try to ask it if u hav got

    2. A Vitu,inunso muti chani apa dont care ndiye kuti chani?adakakhala kuti sasamala bwenzi titaona za 2002 njala phwanga yoopsye kma wagwira ntchito anthu tapulumuka kudxera mwa iye Mulungu atampatsa mzeru ndiye u bad ulipati kumayankhula zoti zimange dxiko osati kupasula

    3. Inunso a Chipiliro mwina mnachokeranso ku Thyoloko bwanji kumalankhula ngati Pitalayo mumakalima nayo pa munda wanupo, mkamakamba zanjala imabwera ndimmene mvula yagwera osati Pitala ndiponso chiwelengero cha Feteleza wa Ziphaso chasikaso muwulamuliro wake. Waku Thyolo can defend him but generally Peter is the worst Leader Malawi have ever had since 1994

  16. KODI COMPANY YA ESCOM NDI YA AMUTHALIKA?? AMALAWI INE PENAPAKE NDIMADABWANAWO NDITHU. MWAFUSE A ESCOM ALIUZE DZIKO CHILUNGAMO NGATI ZALAKA IBWELE OGULA MENA AYAMBE KUYENDETSA MAGETSI SI AULELE ANTHU AMALIPILA.

    1. Tsopano inu mumafuna asalakhule ku mtundu okhala iyeyo president?tsopano mukat zotumidwa amutuma ndindani mummaganizo anu?ameneyi watumizidwa ndiife mzika za malawi

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