"Millenium Challenge account-Malawi (MCA-M) is implementing infrastructure, natural resources and power sector reform projects in Malawi worth $350.7 million (about K250 billion) among them is construction of a 400kv overhead line from Balaka to Lilongwe and rehabilitation of Nkula A Hydropower Station".
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"Power outages have now become a norm as the country continuos to rely on hydro power to generate electricity. Over the years, water levels in Lake Malawi have continued to go down, partly because of changes in climate patterns, thereby affecting flow in the Shire River where the country taps power to generate electricity".
"Government's desire to widen the tax net by introducing value added tax (VAT) on water and electricity has not only left consumers with an economic burden, but is also denying some their right to basic necessities, it has been established."
" MINISTER of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Agrey Massi, has asked contractors involved in Millenium Challenge account (MCA) Malawi Compact projects to observe the project's deadline as they construct and rehabilitate targeted powerlines and substations in the country."
Electricity Generation Company Malawi Limited (Egenco) Chief Executive Officer William LiabunyaÖ: "Many have neglected the environment and rampant cutting down of trees triggers erosion which ends up in our ponds causing siltation".