Power Sector Investments Offer Hope

Under-investment in power generation coupled with El Nino-induced drought has driven energy poverty in the country to be subjected to power outages. As Malawians mull over how the power outages stunted economic development in the past two years, there is now a beam of light on the horizon. A peasant former from Dowa, Alefa Banda coughs as she walks out of a maize mill at Mponela in Dowa. Her expression on her face tells a story of happiness. “It…

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Mzuzu EGENCO Gensets Commissioned

Electricity Generation Company (EGENCO) diesel powered generators meant to contain power outages installed in Mzuzu have been commissioned and are now are operational. EGENCO Chief Executive Officer (CEO), William Liabunya said two units which are producing four megawatts are operating as one unit was commissioned last week and the other on Friday. Briefing members of the press during a tour of the site, Liabunya said the Mzuzu project would be completed next week with the commissioning of one more…

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