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Author: Henry Chinthalo

Author: Henry Chinthalo

Revised Electricity Act to curb vandalism—Matola

Minister of Energy Ibrahim Matola says the passing of the Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill is a milestone as it will help Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) Limited effectively counter vandalism and protect its assets. He said this on Saturday when he graced an anti-vandalism campaign that Escom held at Mangochi Stadium. The minister said the Bill, which Parliament passed last week, paves the way for stiffer punishments for convicts of vandalism. Said Matola: “Parliament has passed the Bill which now awaits the President to assent to

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Malawi-Mozambique Power link October

Staff Writer, The Nation Ministry of Energy has set October 2024 as the new deadline for the commissioning of Malawi- Mozambique Power Interconnector Project after missing the December 2023 target. The 218-kilometre (km) 400 kilovolts (kV) high voltage power transmission line, which starts from Matambo in Mozambique to Phombeya Power Sub-station in Balaka District will enable Malawi to tap 120 megawatts (MW) from its neighbour to boost supply locally. In an interview yesterday, Ministry of Energy Principal Secretary Engineer Alfonso Chikuni attributed the delay to the nature

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Energy Minister says amended Electricity Act to help step up vandalism fight

By Peter Kanjere, Snr Public Relations Officer, ESCOM Ltd Minister of Energy Ibrahim Matola says he hopes the passing of a Bill in Parliament to amend the Electricity Act would help step up the fight against vandalism of Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited assets. Speaking on Saturday when he graced an anti-vandalism campaign for ESCOM held at Mangochi Stadium, Matola said the bill, which Parliament passed last week, paves the way for stiffer punishments for convicts of vandalism. “Parliament has passed the bill which now

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Minister describes vandalism of ESCOM assets as economic sabotage

Energy Minister Ibrahim Matola has described vandalism of Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited assets as economic sabotage, saying the vice was undermining the government’s efforts to restore Malawi to its past glory when it had a thriving manufacturing industry.   Matola said this when he graced an anti-vandalism march around Mangochi Town then an awareness meeting which ESCOM hosted at Mangochi Stadium on Saturday, April 6, 2024.   He cited vandalism of copper wires, conductors, stay wires, transformers and its oil as being retrogressive, saying

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ESCOM rewards its four outstanding members of staff

The Executive Management of Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited has rewarded the company’s four members of staff—Gift Mlenga, Edgar Sungani Nyirenda, George Mtali Phiri, and Makuleya Botha— for their exceptional performance in protecting the corporation’s assets.   Mlenga, a Mulanje-based linesperson, Nyirenda (Call Centre Agent), Phiri (Meter Artisan), and Botha (driver), received certificates of recognitions and cash prizes at a ceremony held at Mpemba Training Centre for ESCOM on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.   Mlenga rescued a transformer from vandals in Mulanje, Phiri and Botha

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Company manager fined K0.7m for vandalising ESCOM optic fibre

Chichiri Magistrate’s Court has slapped a manager for Top Roof Company with a K700,000 fine for vandalising Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited optic fibre cables in Blantyre City. Prosecutor Dave Malithano said Chichiri Magistrate, Chisomo Msokera, delivered the judgement on the convict, Abdul Rahaman Suwedi, on February 26 2024 after he earlier pleaded guilty to the charge of vandalism. “The convict was so remorseful during court proceedings and he paid the fine. He realized that he was wrong. He said he did not realise the

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ESCOM TRAINS LINESPERSONS IN WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Thirty linespersons from Lilongwe City are undergoing intensive training in WorkForce Management (WFM) System to enable them digitise their work. WFM is the last of the four modules under Faults Management Systems and is integrated with Distribution Management System (DMS). The system involves closing service orders seamlessly through the use of WFM mobile app. Speaking when he opened the training workshop at Simama Hotel in Lilongwe on Monday, ESCOM’s Chief Officer responsible for Distribution, Protection and Operations McDowell Kumatso said the system would assist in delivering a

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ESCOM Restores Power Supply to Nselema Trading Centre Courtesy of Helios Towers

By Cosmas Kaunga, ESCOM Outreach Officer There was joy at Nselema Trading Centre in Machinga District where Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited reinstalled a transformer on Sunday, February 25, 2024 courtesy of Helios Towers’ donation. ESCOM reinstalled the transformer to replace the previous one which got burnt due to overloading caused by suspected illegal connections at the trading centre. Helios Towers, a multinational company whose business includes managing telecommunication towers, donated the transformer to ESCOM after noting that it was spending a lot of money

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MOMA Project to add 120 Megawatts to the national grid

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera says the Mozambique-Malawi (MOMA) Power Transmission 400kV Interconnector Project will now add 120 Megawatts to the country’s national grid following the revision of the initial agreement of 50MW. Chakwera gave an update on MOMA when he delivered his State of the Nation Address on Friday, 9th February 2024. The Malawi government, World Bank and KfW are financing the project. “So we will proceed to add 361 Megawatts through our investment in the Mpatamanga Hydro Power Plant. We will proceed to add 120 Megawatts through

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Weeekly Update – 12/02/2024

Good afternoon All I really need to get back to the habit of sending these weekly e-mails on Mondays and not on Thursday like am doing this week. You know its easy to make a resolution and then get distracted by the day job. However, I will endeavour to stick to my resolution from Monday next week😊. Where do we start from then? Definitely it’s the Men’s Conference on Monday, 12th Feb in Lilongwe….it was massive. Tinaipatsa Moto kuti buuu! It was impressive, the attendance was massive, the

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