Energy Minister tours ESCOM premises

BLANTYRE, 03 APRIL 2020

Energy Minister tours ESCOM premises

Minister of Energy Honourable Atupele Muluzi toured some premises that are under the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited in Blantyre to appreciate efforts and challenges that ESCOM encounters in its quest to supply electricity in the country.

ESCOM Chief Executive Officer, Dr Allexon Chiwaya welcomed Honourable Muluzi, who was accompanied by top officials from his ministry on April 2, 2020. This was Honourable Muluzi’s first visit to ESCOM following his appointment as a Cabinet minister a few weeks ago.

Among other engagements, the Minister had a closed door meeting with ESCOM Executive Management, toured the National Control Centre and Aggreko diesel powered generators.

Addressing the media at the end of his visit, Honourable Muluzi said he was impressed with the work ESCOM is doing to provide electricity in the country.

“ESCOM has ambitious plans to exploit the power mix. We would have been connecting power from solar plant in Salima had it not been for the Covid 19 pandemic.

“Workers at the construction site went for the Chinese new year holidays but they cannot return in the face of the pandemic. Even equipment for completion of the project is failing to be sent from manufacturers,” he said.

Honourable Muluzi visiting Blantyre power house

Honourable Muluzi visiting Blantyre power house.