Lilongwe Faces Massive Power Cuts - Escom

Malawi's capital, Lilongwe is facing unprecedented power cuts just two days after Escom officials told industry captains to brace for load shedding in industrial areas for the first time.

Most of businesses and activities are very much affected, raising fears that this would scare away serious international investors, putting the already ailing economy in a tight corner.

Escom's Ngwire Mwenifumbo blamed the massive power cuts to low water levels in Shire river.

He advised industries not in production to shut down their machines in order to save power.