Minister challenges industry on output


Minister of Energy Ibrahim Matola has challenged players in the manufacturing sector to work towards increasing output as power supply is being restored to normalcy.

The industry has been citing power woes as one of the major constraints to productivity in the recent past.

But speaking last week, Malota said as Egenco restores power supply from the Kapichira plant to the national grid, industry players should make the most of it to increase productivity.


“I am very happy that we are now able to generate power and feed into the national grid. I am happy that almost all areas of the country have electricity except where there are transmission and distribution challenges.

“Improved electricity generation and supply for the country is good so that we can improve industry performance and grow our economy and improve delivery of social services,” Matola said.

Egenco has, so far, restored three out of the four machines available at Kapichira, producing a total of 97.2 megawatts.


In an earlier interview, Egenco spokesperson Moses Gwaza said work to restore the last machine is ongoing.

“We are targeting 100 percent restoration of the Kapichira power plant. Work is ongoing and we will communicate once the remaining machine is brought back online,” Gwaza said.

Malawians have experienced improved supply of electricity since restoration of power generation at the plant.

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