Govt Committed to Transform Rural Areas

Government says it is committed to ensuring that the country’s rural areas are transformed by providing electricity through the Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (MAREP). Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Aggrey Masi expressed the commitment on Saturday at Kanyimbi Trading Centre in the area of Senior Chief Tengani in Nsanje during the switching on of Kanyimbi Power line under MAREP 8. Masi said government is ensuring that all rural areas have access to electricity so that the community’s…

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MAREP 8 Lights up Gawanani Traditing Centre in Machinga

Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Aggrey Masi on Saturday switched on Msosa Power Line to mark the official lighting of Gawanani Trading Centre in Traditional Authority Nkula in Machinga. Msosa Power Line has been installed under Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (MAREP) Phrase 8 whose aim is to transform the country’s economy and reduce poverty by increasing access to electricity to rural and peri-urban communities. Speaking at the switching-on ceremony of the power line held at Gawanani Health…

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MERA Launches Fraud, Corruption Prevention Policy

The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) Friday launched a Fraud and Corruption Prevention Policy that aims at driving the institution into a fraud and corrupt free entity. The launching ceremony took place at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe under the theme “Zero Tolerance on Fraud and Corruption in Energy Regulation.” Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Aggrey Masi presided over the launch and said the policy is so empowering to the effective operations of MERA in…

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‘Blackout’ Era to End Soon

Government has embarked on short, medium and long term measures to improve power situation in the country in order to address frequent blackouts being experienced in the country. Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining  Aggrey Masi disclosed this on Saturday during the switching on of Michiru Power Line in Blantyre courtesy of Malawi Rural Electrification Programme phase eight. He cited construction of power plants, generation of power from solar sites and cross border power connection as some of…

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Power Woes to End in 2018 – Mutharika

Malawi President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has assured Malawians that the country would soon start enjoying blackout – free situations due to proper measures government is implementing towards improving the energy sector. President Mutharika was speaking on Wednesday when he commissioned 55 Megawatts Power Supply Generators at Chichiri Power Station in Blantyre. He said blackouts would be history come May 2018 because of installation more generators on top of the current diesel-powered generators the Energy Generation Company (Egenco) is…

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Nursery School Teachers Advised to be Role Models to Learners

The Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Aggrey Masi on Tuesday advised caregivers in Mtandire, Lilongwe to be role models to their learners. He said this when he made a donation of school materials to Chimbalame and St Michaels nursery schools in the area. Masi, who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Lilongwe City West Constituency and a CCAP member from Kaning’a congregation in Lilongwe, said he thought of visiting the two schools which are under Chimbalame…

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Government Committed to Make Malawi Green-Mutharika

President Professor Peter Mutharika has said his government would remain resolved to making Malawi green again as one way of restoring the country’s natural resources, especially forests. Mutharika made the commitment on Monday during the launch of the 2017/18 National Forestry Season at Mwanza Catholic Primary School ground in the area of Traditional Authority Nthache in the district. He said it was imperative to restore forest vegetative cover as one way of managing the environment and conserve other natural…

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