Islanders boast of an improved livelihood in solar power plant

Likoma, November 08, MANA: Since Electricity Generation Company (EGENCO) Installed an uninterrupted solar power plant in Likoma last year lives of some islanders are slowly improving as they are now active doing economic activities.

Egenco launched MK3.2billion solar power plant in Likoma and Chizumulu in November 2020; ending the years of power woos in the district.

One of the welders at Mbamba market, Mike Chindimba said since the solar power plant was launched in 2020, his business has improved as he is now able to work long hours.

“This uninterrupted power supply has improved my business. I am able to work long hours and hence making huge profits and able to rest without fear of power outage,” said Chindimba

Another man, running a barbershop, Curthbert Mzumala said with the sustainable power, there has been an improvement of business saying is able to handle more clients as compared to previous years.

“We are able to refrigerate our fresh fish and ready for business in the mainland, and we are hopeful more investors will see the need to come and invest on the Island,” echoed Dumisani Chitete.


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