2024-06-13

GEAPP embarks on improving power production

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By Antony Isaiah Jr:….

The Global Erlnergy Allians for People and Planet (GEAPP) has embarked on improving the power production in Malawi as they have pumped in K20 Billion into the energy sector.

Since the destruction of Kapichira Hydro-power Station due to Cyclone Ana earlier this year, Malawi has been experiencing persistent blackouts due to power shortages as almost 130 megawatts was lost.

The K20 billion grant has been provided towards the procurement of batteries that will help to add power to the national grid to reduce nationwide system shutdowns.

The Vice president of the GEAPP, Joseph Nganga made the announcement in Lilongwe on Thursday during the GEAPP programme launch and integrated Energy planning Tool.

He said, “We as GEAPP, are committed to supporting Malawi in its quest to achieve a clean energy situation. The program that is being announced today is intended to work with the Government of Malawi, the private sectors and all the development partners to assist Malawi address its energy crisis and achieve its agenda.

“We will continue to work with stakeholders to make the programme a success in supporting the power sectors needs of Malawi.”

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) Director of System and Market, Charles Kagona said the board has already approved the money and has commended the GEAPP saying the support has arrived at the right time.

“This will help to stabilise power on the national grid even in the absence or solar power. The GEAPP board has already approved the money, e will use facilitate the paperwork,” said Kagona.

On her part, Secretary to President and Cabinet Colleen Zamba thanked the state President, Dr Lazarus Chakwera for initiating the relationship with GEAPP.

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