PP Parliamentarian Chilenga Hits At MCP For Only Investing 120Mw Of Electricity In 30 Yrs: Stop Blaming Escom But MCP

ESCOM TO ADD 70 MW OF POWER THROUGH SOLAR

I have listened very attentively on members’ contribution on issues to do with blackouts.

And I am very surprised because from my understanding, the past regime of Malawi Congress Party invested heavily in state residences and it will take another president 100 years to come up with the state residences which we have in this country.

Yet, Mr. Speaker Sir, I am very surprised to see the same government which invested so heavily in state residences failed to invest in energy sector.

Mr. Speaker Sir, when Malawi Congress Party was taking over this government, they found 24 megawatts on the grid, in 1966. And in 1972 they added 20 megawatts to the grid.

In 1976, they added 10 megawatts to the grid. In 1977 they added 10 megawatts to the grid.

In 1980, they added 20 megawatts to the grid. In 1981, 20 megawatts. In 1986, 20 megawatts and in 1992 they added the 20 megawatts. So in total, in 31 years they added 120 megawatts.

Said Peoples Party’s Welani Chilenga

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