Electricity Supply Commission of Malawi (ESCOM) will start a free electricity connection programme with 126,000 rural Malawian households.
The ministry says, to begin with, beneficiaries will be identified from rural Malawi before rolling out the programme across the nation in the second phase.
Free electricity connection and free water connection were some of the programmes promised by the Tonse Government especially the United Transformation Movement (TUM) led by the current Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima.
Public Relations Officer for the Ministry, Upile Kamoto, told reporters that the identification process for the beneficiaries in the rural areas will commence very soon.
“Government is implementing the free electricity connection programme. We are targeting over 126,000 people who will get connected without paying the connection fee to ESCOM.
“We are following laid down procedures that will help us to identify beneficiaries from rural areas. When the programme is fully established, we will see how best we can roll it out to all Malawians,” explained Kamoto.
The Tonse Alliance made other notable promises before assuming power, these include duty free week, road infrastructure, better wages for civil servants, timely payment and corruption fight.
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