Mutharika caught lying

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President Peter Mutharika misinformed Malawians when he said that the energy sector was neglected for 50 years before he was elected, it has been revealed.

When he opened Parliament on Friday, Mutharika said Malawi did not invest in electricity infrastructure for 50 years.

Peter Mutharika

Mutharika: caught lying

“Let us admit that this country is suffering consequences of neglecting the energy sector for many years. Let us be honest to admit that we did not invest to expand our energy generation. For fifty years, we kept thinking as if Malawi would remain what it was in the 1960s.

“As Government, we have accepted our responsibility. I am here to make Malawi do what this country could not do in fifty years. We must invest to expand power generation. That is exactly what we are doing,” said Mutharika.

However, the truth is that previous presidents also made investments to increase Malawi’s generation capacity.

The projects include construction of Tedzani I, Tedzani II and Nkula under first president Kamuzu Banda. These projects brought 219.8 Megawatts.

Former Presidents Bakili Muluzi and Joyce Banda added 64 Megawatts each to the national grid.

Interestingly, former President Bingu wa Mutharika in his eight years of rule did not add any megawatt to the national grid. His brother Peter Mutharika is also yet to add any megawatt.

Here are the projects completed in the 50 years before Mutharika was elected president.

  1. Nkula A (24 MW) commissioned in 1966;
  2. Tedzani I (20 MW) commissioned in 1973;
  3. Tedzani II (20 MW) commissioned in 1977;
  4. Nkula B (60 MW) commissioned in 1980;
  5. Nkula B (20 MW) upgrade in 1986;
  6. Nkula B (20 MW) upgrade in 1992;
  7. Wovwe (4.5 MW) commissioned in 1995;
  8. Tedzani III (51.3 MW) commissioned in 1995;
  9. Kapichira I (64 MW) commissioned in 2000;
  10. Kapichira II (64 MW) commissioned in 2014.

In summary:

Malawi Congress Party and Hastings Kamuzu Banda in 31 years = 219.8 Megawatts

United Democratic Front & Bakili Muluzi in 10 years = 64 Megawatts

People’s Party and Joyce Banda in 3 years = 64 Megawatts

DPP & Professor Bingu wa Mutharika in 8 years = 0 Megawatts

DPP and Arthur Peter Mutharika in 3 years = 0 Megawatts

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  1. For example, ndalama yaku Zambia inali very poor kwa zaka zambili koma pano bwanji walowayu waisintha nanga wanena zoti adacchititsa ndiomwe ankalamulira kaleo ndiomwe adalephela ndiyeno ine palibe zomwe ndingachite? Osangoti mwalephela bwanji? Ziko la Malawi likufunika ntsogoleri waumunthu ndiokonda ziko lake

  2. Kodi ngati iye akuona kuti anzake ndiwomwe adalephela bwanji iyeyo ngati ntsogoleli sakuchitapo kanthu? Mavuto alionse amathesedwa ngati akutsogolerayo ndioganizira ziko lake taonani ku Zambia pano zinthu zayamba kusinntha pomwe ife tiliponpo. Atsogoleri osakonda dziko lawo ndiomwe achuluka ku Malawi

  3. Thats a total lie coming from president. I can give credit to Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda because had a good plan for this mother Malawi not these leaders we are electing today only stealing from government coffers

  4. Kkkkkkkk let alone Peter Blackouts Munthalika can’t u c the development that he has brought to Malawi… We r living a very happy life with his damn blackouts!!!!

  5. Ndikukupemphani a Malawi munthu uyu akadzawinanso adzatumzuza kwambiri azatinamiza cholinga akufuna azipindula pa ife be careful fellow Malawians with this guy .

  6. Bingu Wamunthalika = fuel problems

    Peter Wamunthalika = electricity problems

    reason during Bingu # $dollars

    reason during Peter # mazi akuchepa mu shire river mvula ikagwa reason Peter # Zinyalala kkkkk chonsecho onse ndima professor kkkk U thenga kwa msogoleri wathu nau Pempha nzeru /wisdom kwa Mulungu ndipo azakupasani osangokhala odalira nzeru za school/ interagent coz amakusankhani ndi Mulungu so mukachoka mu Chanel chake panokha mwachepa ndinu

  7. As a nation lets just forget Mutharika in whatever he says on issues of national importance.. He’s not mystical about them. He still walks in the past..

  8. Amene akulamulira anthu 18 ndi nthawi yake. Yowapatsa zosowa zawo. Ngati sangathee atule pansi udindo. Sinthawi ya Kamuzu ino njanu.

  9. We have a beautiful country run by idiots who only care about themselves and their families.Malawi is rich but these idiots they keep oon stealing the money which is supposed to bring chitukuko.I love my country but our idiot leaders dont they on want to steal and destroy our beautiful country..

  10. Today I am on holiday at Lake Malawi. The water level is low but the sun is shining and wind is blowing….plenty of energy much more available from sun and wind than lake Malawi cam produce. You just need people who can think and change Malawi into a hydro, wind and solar energy producer.

  11. Mutharika said that it was illegal to call him a liar. He did not say that he isn’t a liar….all politicians are liars…ALL!

  12. Vuto la ife a malawi timaziyika ozindikira pomwe ambiri ndife ma bulutu achabechabe items of electricity munthuyi akunena zoona kamuzu akuyika magesi awo anthu mu malawi anali less than 2million pano we are over 18million lets blame the old regime apa pa zamagesi zinazo asova yekha koma zamagesi he is not a liar

  13. Sometimes it’s good to appreciate what other people done in the past when technology was few, zikanakhala kuti previous govnt did nothing, nde kukanakhala khalangu, talk about roads, school, even nyumba akukhala iyeyo ndi yoipeza.

  14. Amalawi simungasuse mwanzeru ngati simudziwa zinthu zomwe muli nazo,mupite pa Zambia pompa nkhala 10 yrs ago anadutsa kalekale pa level yamagetsi omwe tili nawo lero

  15. The truth pains.The President is right , anthu ayambirira kumanga matauni monga Blantyre sadaunikire kuti tsiku lina mtundu wa a malawi uzachuluka pofika 2017.Lero palibe malo oti boma lingamange mseu watsopano mutauni ya Blantyre. Anthu akumanga nyumba everyday ndipo nyumbazi zikuyikidwa magesi pomwe mphamvu ya magesi ya dziko lathuli ndi yochepa. 18 million people versus 350w ya magesi. I am challenging the opposition MCP to start building the new power station more than 3000MW so that before 2018 this problem of blackout will be things of the past and people will have full trust in the leadership of Dr Chakwera.Actions speak louder than words ,start now Mr Chakewra dont wait till 2019 when you ascend to power because that time problems will be more than today.Our population will be close to 20 milion.

  16. kopanda kamuzu kuika magesi nthawi imeneyo.. mkanatani #peter coz apapa mutu unapola kalekale palibe ukuganizapo zoona ma generator angakwanise the whole season bola bushiri abwere adzakulandile zakukulila iwe..this is injury time ukungofna kukolola bac ukuchita kuonekeratu kt sudawine nd anthu koma kubera palibe angakukondeso mapeto ake mafuta.azayambaso kudula chifukwa cha zimagemerator zanuzo sopano.problame after problame ,malawi walelo nde ameneyo wellcome bushiri in.your country help us plz major 1

    • I love this. I always feel excited seeing my Hommie’s jumping into real issues. Elias Mkandawire hear this great point. Lol Steven Phiri keep it up

  17. Sitikunena Kuti Magetsi Samazima Ayi Koma Dc Govtment Zaonjeza,zationjeza Boma La Amai Ndiena Ambuyowo Magetsi Timawaonako Kma Ili Palibe Zamzeru,even Ngozi Za Dairly Sitimazionako Tikuziona Boma Ili,even Uphawi Timakhala Nao Kma Boma Ili Wativura Ngakhale Kabudura Wamkati,malawians Wakeup Tikapusa Tonse Titha…

  18. Ife adpp tili busy kugwira ntchito kuti tidye amcp pioneer alibusy paphone kuti adye tiona amene akolole 2019 mudzidzati atibera

  19. I thought like Escom has been investing since 50yrs ago but no profit at all. Now there is a need to change, imagine doing business for 2yrs of selling phones, you begun with 5 phones but after 2yrs you’re still having 5 phones. Now, should we say that business is progressing? Am sure there’s poor management at Escom that is why we’re still having load shedding in Malawi. The major reason is that we are still using ka 350 komweko paka lero, which has led to highest demand for the lowest supply we know since 1960s. There is a need to change our mindset as people rather than making unnecessary noise here, there is a fact that electricity users of 1970 are not the same as the ones we’ve got today but we’re all looking at the same 350 output. Think like a Malawian not a politically influenced citizen

  20. KODI ABALE, AMALAWI TIMAKHALA NDI UMBULI KWAMBILI, PITER WAMUTHALIKA AMALAMULILA DPP, ESCOM MUKUINENAYO NDI COMPANY YOIMA PAYOKHA. ESCOM AZIPANI ZOSE ANAIPEZA NDIPO ANAISIYA. INU NGATI MUKULIMBANA NDI PITER NDIZIJA AMATI KUMENYA NJOKA KUMCHILA. CHIFUKWA ANDALE OTSUTSA WENA AMAGWILIZANA NDI COMPANY KUTI ZIDZILAKWIKA CHOLINGA BOMA LIIPE MKUMATI SIMWAONA KOMA MUDZAKAVOTELA INE MAGETSI NDIDZAKONZA MAKAPE PANDALE. NGATI AMAPITA KUNJA MKUMAKATSEKELEZA ZITHANDIZO ZOBWELA KU MALAWI. KUKANENA BODZA KU MA BANK AKUNJA CHOLINGA WANTHU ADZIVUTIKA KUTI ADZAVOTELE. ANGAKHALE BOMA LINA LITALOWA MALAWI IDZAKHALA CHIMODZI MODZI NAWO WOTSUTSA WENA ADZAPANGA CHIKHALIDWE CHOMWECHO. MALAWI ADZIDZANGO SAUKILABE.

    • palibe otsusa angafune kut magetsi azizima bodza ili.mmmmmm its too much ntchito zambiro nzofuna magetsi anthu adya chan with black out ya 24-48 hrz? sure guyz u stand nkumaikira kumbuyo zoterezi ar u blind?. anthu muli.kujoni dont say anythng coz u dont know how ur relatives are suffering.try to use common sense

    • ANGAKHALE OLAMULA PALIBESO ANGAFUNE DALA KUTI MAGETSI AZIZIMA AI. KOMA ESCOM SI COMPANY YA PITER. NTHAWI YA LATE BINGU KUNAVUTASO MAFUTA KWAMBILI PAFUPIFUPISO NDIZOMWE ZINACHITITSA DZIKO LA MALAWI LIKHALE MMAVUTO AKULU KUTI MUFUFUZE AMAPANGITSASO ZOSEZI NDI ANDALE PALIKAKAMIZA BOMA LITULE UDINDO PASI. BOMA KU ESCOM LIMANGOPEZA MISONKHO OSATI ESCOM NDI COMPANY YA DPP AI. INE SI WA DPP KOMA AMALAWI UMBULI TICHEPETSE TIKAFUNA MAGETSI ASINTHE MUPITE MUKAMATCHE MA OFFICE A ESCOM MPAKA ZOSE ALONKHOSOLE ANTHU AMALIPILATU NDALAMA SAGWILITSA AMALAWI MAGETSI AULELE.

  21. Nde pano Ali Ku Mzuzu magetsi throughout zomwe zitinazionepo for the last three months ndie tiziti mphamvu yamagetsi yikuchepa or zangolowa ndale?? Ndazindikira kuti this man wants Malawians to suffer not because energy sector has been neglected for 50yrs but his aim is to punish everyone

  22. He is not lying prob is ur fools ,,,,,,the thing is that water levels have been reducing since i was not born but none of the previous Govts have had considered on that there fore the problem has been there increasing slowly by slowly ,,dont politicize!

    • Sota..Dis Govt Everything Zaonjeza,ngozi,kuzimazima Kwa Magetsi,udani,uphawi Etc Dc Z Realy Apunishment He Want 2punish Us All

    • @ Blessings Sota,DPP as a ruling party has been inpower for more than 12yrs now,didn’t they realise lowering of water levels in our water reservoir? what steps/actions have been put inplace? the problem is nt previous gvt bt the acting gvt.

    • Atsogoleri onsewa ndi adyera mufune musafune ,,maiko anzathu amagula komanso kuitanitsa magetsi kuchokera kumaiko ena oyandikananawo,onsewa akhala akutibera ndalama za misonkho muziwe zimenezo so lets find out solution to this problem by asking this Govt if it is Capable of deriving power from our neighbors ie Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia. .

      IZI SI ZANDALE NDILIBE MBALI,,,

  23. Brother Tonde Wadula;when you read a comment and look at omwe a commentawo;ndi anthu oti amaganiza?
    Poverty mentality, they dont know kuti how much was being generated in Zambia,Mozambique or Tanzania at the same period..Iwo akunyadira ka 320 MW my goodness!!!!

    And even this post is claiming JB ruled for 3 years; who is a liar here?

    You guys hold your breath and see that by 2019 the DPP govt will have an additional generation of over 1000MW (in 5 years) then mudzachite compare ndi 320 yanu ya 50years yo.

    • Khumbo it is because suzitsata…Which one year are you talking about? There are numerous projects omwe anayambidwa way back in 2014 and they are underway and some will be complete by 2018/19/20…..

      Go on the ground my brother and see what is being done

    • It’s not a rumour Bone. That is very true and someone is very happy that he is doing something. Thus is just backward thinking. We cannot move forward with it. 500 litres just for a 2, or 3 megawatts generator. Shame!!!!!!

    • @Nazombe, iweyo ndi amene ukuoneka kuti suukuzitsata. Phokoso lonse la ma generator likunenedwali it’s even less than 15 megawatts to be generated. And you are here lying kuti 1000 megawatts in five years, my friend usazichedwetse anzanko sakudziwa mpogwira pomwe kuti apange 10 megawatts yomweyi.

    • Iwe nazombe ndi opusa fixing for how long???? If he fail to fix the first 5 yrs he won’t in his last 5 ,these are thieves. Ndalama zimene amatenga mkumapangira ma partys ndizimene zikanatukula magetsi.

    • Levison my dear brother; sikupsa mtimatu or kumenya matebulo komwe kungasinthe zinthu;national development is not a 1 day thing.
      Now the government has told you what it is doing; if you are not satisfied kick it out in 2019

    • Kodi ngati DPP ili yachitukuko magesi akumazimilanji 24hrs..mind you 1000 MW = 1 billion voilts ..something DPP cant produce…mukulephela 320

    • politics at its best. . the previous governments failed us we must admit that ,then and we must look forward ,and, correct the past mistakes thats all we can do now. ..

    • Tonde Wadula But don’t take us 50 years back like HE said though my brother. All this started during Multi party system of government and got even worse during his brother’s regime. Let’s call a spade a spade

    • Esau we had all the time but they failed to utilize the opportunity when our population was not as of today .. let’s swallow our pride guys.

    • Steve Phiri; you can insult us as you want but will it change anything?

      Esau Banda, the government is not taking us back; rather it is doing what could have been done 50 years ago and those can not be done in one year as Willi Tebulo is trying to think.

    • Wrong comparisons , those countries u mentioned are more. advanced than ours .Malawi being a land locked we don’t have minerals , adequate sources of electricity. Put politics aside say the trueful.Mozambique has a very big dam, Zambia has a lot of copper mine.But Malawi we only depends on the levels of lake .

    • #Lawrence you are wrong , totally wrong that can not be a reason why we are ragging behind . we have done things without a vision …

  24. Chovetsa chison mchakuti nthawi ya campaign kudali kunena tidzachita zakuti..kulowa boma wayamba bodza. kodi akamati past regime failed akutanthawuza chani yet they were in gvt for 12years + 3years=15 years that means he is blaming himself.kukakhala kumpira timati vuto ndi coach apakakire.

    • Kusayenda amalawi go in other countries muone kuti ma power stations awo ndiotani osati manyaka anu mukublama nawo namagweru wanuyo,the guy z innocent pa nkhani ya magetsi,,,,,,the former regimes dd not plan well and that z true

  25. He is a liar indeed. We ve had no frequent and persistent blackouts for many years but this, is indeed the worst one. Tell the truth Mr president

  26. Thanks malawi24 for this data you have provided. I was very angry when our president spoke of 50 years neglect. I knew he was just running away from admitting his failure-bad leadership quality. This data has spoken and it will enlighten those who the president tried to fool. Bravo!

    • Komatu asamale ndi green card lakero chifukwa nzake walowayu akuti lottery limeneli aliunika bwino, Trump sakuyesatu unzikawo asamale nawo sadzapitako akachita masewera.Tidzamgwirira konkuno ndalama akubazi

  27. As good as kukupeza uli pamwamba I we ndikumakana kuti sindili pa mwamba aaaaah ukasiya kamwa imakutsata mwina iwowa sadziwa

  28. kkkkkkk 320 MW in 50 years… ? yet somebody is dancing for that.. . that’s shame.. while our friends are in 4000 MW. …. Mr president is right.

  29. Paja enanu likatha tsiku musanatukwane simumaona bwino kaya ndizoonerana mmmh zanyanya even ndi azibusa ena ndikumawaona akutukwana. Koma nthawi zina kukhala chete ndi nzeru more than kutukwana,kuganyangula,kubwevuka, kulalata, kusugudika as ur very wise person

  30. He was not in malawi all his life,hw will he know?this crocodile think he is in america or wat?zoti anthu akuvutikira magesi in his time waiwala eti? Achimwene ake anali mafuta iyeyi magesi mzukulu wache chembwiye azakhala madzi,paja amalawi tinaiwala kt ndi tepublic osati mornachy,shame mr liar

  31. Angatiuze zomwe wapanga iyeyu? Mwina kwa anzathunu wapanga chinachake. Tatopa ndikunyozedwa ndi anthu amayiko ena. Malawi is not developing.

  32. I even saw it on the Google when he was just dropping his shameless speech , there we go , Malawians will judge come #2019, we have bn riding the senseless horse over the years , what he must be bearing in mind is that he can that honour but there is a bunch of more intelligent watching him only that they may be at a bad angle

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