Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) has published a statement about the current electricity situation. “Escom says it is currently producing an average of 150 megawatts (MW) of power against installed capacity of 351.7 MW and that the impact of the rains on Lake Malawi and Shire River was insignificant”.
The normal water levels in Lake Malawi is around 474.00 meters above sea level (asl). But within the past years, the levels have dropped to as low as 372.97 metersasl, according to the Water Department.
“This government adopted treadle pump policy. Some of you doctors sitting here commended that but you did not realize that there are laws that do not allow people from tapping water from some distance; that there are laws that nobody should grow crops, plant trees from some distance from water source,” said Msowoya.