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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 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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ESCOM hailed for promoting social and gender inclusion

The Ministry of Gender has hailed Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited for being a star performer in the promotion of social and gender inclusion at the workplace. Deputy Director in the Ministry of Gender, Ronald Phiri, said this in his remark during a day-long 2024 Men’s Conference for ESCOM Limited Central Region members of staff. The conference, held under the theme: 40:60? Yes! Ndizotheka, pooled over 200 ESCOM employees at Lilongwe Hotel. “You are a star performer as a company in ending gender gap at

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ESCOM unveils Digital Platform for Management of Faults Reporting

→ Search for ESCOM to access mobile App on Google PlayStore → For those who are tight on phone storage, WhatsApp chatbot can assist. → USSD channel accessible on any basic phone Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited has launched a Digital Platform for Management of Faults Reporting, to ease challenges which customers face when reporting electricity faults. The launch of the new innovation comprising a digital mobile App, named 360 degrees Digital Experience; an USSD service; a chatbot and a redesigned website for seamless submitting

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Weekly Update

Uuuh! Exit 2023, enter 2024.We’re only 3 days away from 2024. It’s like yesterday when EM shared the priorities for 2023 and a theme of the year. The theme of the year 2023 was “ A year of restoration and delivery”. At the beginning of 2023, we were all geared for delivery and to continue turn around efforts of the Organization through transformative and restorative efforts. Looking back, I would like to agree with those who’re saying we’ve achieved a lot over the past one year. Even

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JICA-Funded Kanengo Substation to Accelerate Electricity Access

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited Chief Executive Officer, Kamkwamba Kumwenda, says the upgrading of Kanengo and Old Town Substations will strengthen electricity network and increase electricity access in Lilongwe City and the surrounding areas.   Kumwenda said this during the partial handover ceremony for Kanengo Substation by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to ESCOM in Lilongwe on Monday, January 22,  2024. Kumwenda said the upgrading of Kanengo and Old Town Substations would improve the corporation’s capacity to connect more new customers to the national

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