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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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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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Affordable Agriculture Electricity Tariff to Spur Economic Growth

By Cosmas Kaunga, ESCOM Outreach Officer Certified and registered farmers will see themselves paying 30 percent lower in electricity bills, as the government has introduced a special agriculture electricity tariff. Speaking in Lilongwe, Hon. Ibrahim Matola, Minister of Energy, said the agriculture tariff would help spur Malawi’s development as the country’s economy is agro-based. Matola said this on Friday, November 24 2023, at a sensitisation meeting for district officers on the new tariff. The Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU) organised the meeting with support from Global Energy Alliance

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How MOMA Project compensations have turned-around beneficiaries’ lives

Anthony Tamayenda of Zalewa in Neno District thought his world had crumbled around him when, a few years ago, he heard that a project called Mozambique-Malawi (MOMA)Power Transmission 400kV Interconnection Project would displace him from his piece of land. The Malawi Government is implementing the MOMA project through the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM), courtesy of funding from the World Bank, the European Bank and KfW to the tune of $154 million. Construction of the power transmission line from Matambo in Tete, Mozambique, to Malawi via

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Malawi, Mozambique Roll Out Interconnector Project

Construction works for the 218-kilometre (km) 400 kilovolts (kV) high voltage transmission line under the Malawi-Mozambique Power Transmission Interconnection Project has started in earnest after years of paperwork. The transmission line will start from Matambo in Mozambique and cross into Malawi through Mwanza and Neno up to Phombeya power sub-station in Balaka. Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday at Mutarara in Tete Province, Mozambique, Ankii Kumar Sharma, resident site manager-Mozambique for Larsen and Toubro Limited, the Indian contractor on the project, assured that they will finish the

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ESCOM Donates K4.68m Medical Supplies to Mulanje District Hospital

By Cosmas Kaunga, Outreach Officer Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited donated medical supplies worth K4.68m to Mulanje District Hospital on Monday, August 7 2023. The donation, which comprised gloves, Quinine Syrup, Amlodipine, HCTZ, Orofer, Scalpel blades and Vit Bco, is part of ESCOM’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. Speaking when she presented the donation, ESCOM representative, Esther Makunganya, said the power utility company feels obliged to take part in initiatives that promote peoples’ living standards. “We felt obliged to assist our brothers and sisters in Mulanje District

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