"Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) has embarked on a project involving the installation and retailing of 1.2 million Light Emitting Diodes (LED) Bulbs with the aim of reducing load shedding".
Students' union representative Mercy Kalupsya: "The strike is all about electricity. We opened school on January 19, but ever since we came here we have been living without electricity so we are doing this because we want the management to provide us electricity".
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.
''Sole power utility provider, Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM), has rolled out an ambitious K5 billion project that will see it distributing and subsidising led bulbs to save 30 megawatts of power.''