Mutharika brings power to Mzuzu

Peter Mutharika

President Peter Mutharika has brought light to Mzuzu and now residents are dreading the day he will leave the city.

Mutharika arrived in the city on July 5 and since then Mzuzu residents have been enjoying power day and night.

Peter Mutharika
Mzuzu residents enjoying power day and night as Mutharika is in the city.

People in Zolozolo, Chibavi and Mchengautuwa and Masasa townships say power supply has dramatically improved over the past seven days.

Malango Chirwa, a resident of Mchengautuwa, told Malawi24 that before the coming of the president they were having 5 to 6 hours of power a day.

“Before he came to the city, Escom was giving us power for not more than 7 hours every day to the extent that some refrigerated foods were wasted,” said Chirwa.

Zolozolo resident Uchindami Gondwe said sometimes they were spending the whole day without power something which affected their businesses.

Thanks to Mutharika, the power cuts have vanished. Gondwe however expressed hope that the power will not go away as soon as Mutharika leaves the city

“Let’s hope this will not stop even when he leaves. Please Escom do us a favour we are here in town for business,’ said Gondwe.

Over the past three years Malawi has been experiencing persistent power cuts because Escom, the electricity supplier, has been failing to generate enough power at its hydroelectric power stations due to low water levels on Lake Malawi.

Mutharika usually stays in Mzuzu when in the Northern Region. He started the current visit by attending Independence Day celebrations on July 6. On Tuesday this week he opened a road in Nkhatabay and yesterday he laid a foundation stone for another in Rumphi.




  1. This president is stupid,the escom too- Mthalika visiting my territory could not shake the escom to add more power.Let him experience what everyone is experiencing,if other adjustments were done just to praise or appease this stupid leader definitely will be reversed to normal when is gone

  2. Our government should also invest in solar genaration power until when are we going to depend on hydroelectric power. What about if there is drought in the country

  3. Mthalika is trying his level best more especially ruphi chitipa road(komaso I’ve akuwenya tinjoya

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