The negative effects of Cyclone Ana on Malawi’s Agriculture and Energy prospects are huge.
The country’s national grid lost almost 130 megawatts from Kapichira Power Station. Similarly, there was a major setback on construction works of the mega irrigation farming infrastructure, Shire Valley Transformation Programme.
The First Lady and I toured these two facilities today to appreciate progress of rehabilitation works and encourage technocrats and communities to keep up the good restoration work.
I am glad that the power lost from Kapichira Station will be fully restored by December this year while the irrigation project is being repaired to its original state to facilitate operation commencement in 2024.
What we have seen today is reassuring. A sustainably food secure Malawi through Agricultural productivity and an energy-adequate economy are well within grasp.
(Pictures courtesy of State House).