Businesspeople in the country have pleaded with the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) and the government to resolve the continued blackouts, saying they have a huge impact on the livelihoods of people.
At least 8, 000 wall mounted electricity meters which government bought two years ago will be rendered useless if not put into use by November 24, 2023 as they will not be compatible to ESCOM’s split energy system or pole mounting metering system which the power utility body adopted two years ago.
The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) says Malawians in other areas will experience prolonged blackouts due to supply capacity challenges.
The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) has awarded scholarships to 19 outstanding engineering female students from the Malawi University of Technology (MUST) and Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) at ESCOM Mpemba Training Centre in Blantyre.
Concerned Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) customers from Ndalama Village have stormed Thyolo district council demanding the corporation to replace transformer after the other one developed a fault some eight months ago.
The country's power supply body ESCOM says it is failing to maintain faulty transformers across the country due to low supply of the transformers by local manufacturers who have only thirteen out of the required eighty.
Electricity Supply of Malawi (ESCOM) says it is losing at least five transformers every week across the country owing to vandalism.
Police in Balaka have arrested three suspects in connection with Electricity Supply Cooperation of Malawi (ESCOM) stolen transformer which was vandalized at Andiamo last week.
Students from Chikhwaza Secondary School in Mulanje on Monday braved heavy rains and marched to the office of Shire Highlands Education Division where they presented a petition on persistent power blackout at their school.
Power Utility body, Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) believes effecting laws or guidelines that regulate metal scrap industry which is contributing to vandalism of the body's equipment and infrastructure will help to deal with the vice in the country.