Japan Commits K126 Million to Malawi energy sector

The Government of Japan has committed about K126 million to fund detailed project design works for the improvement of the Old town and Kanengo substations in Lilongwe.

According to a statement from the Japanese Embassy in Malawi, His Excellency Satochi Iwakiri, Ambassador of Japan to Malawi and Felix Mlusu, Minister of Finance have signed for the implementation of the project for the improvement of substations in Lilongwe

The project seeks to prepare actual work for rehabilitation and reinforcement of the substations for the provision of reliable and stable supply of electricity for more sustainable economic and social development in the city. The Project will be executed by Escom.

The Ministry of Energy has been tasked to supervise implementation of the project. Due to COVID-19 prevalence, no physical meeting was convened. Mlusu and Ambassador Iwakiri just exchanged notes and the signed documents