The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) will from today start engaging stakeholders in the energy sector on the proposed 60% hike in electricity tariffs.

ESCOM pushed MERA to approve a raise in electricity tariffs for the next four years, despite the continued power blackouts.

Captains of Industry complain that the blackouts have led to a slowdown of production and other companies are forced to lay off workers.

In a statement, MERA officials indicate that the stakeholders will have an opportunity to ask questions on the proposed tariff increase and reach a common understanding.

These engagements will be done in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu.

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