Joint committee comprising of Natural resources, Legal Affairs, Public Accounts and Trade and Industry have stopped Malawi Regulations Authority (MRA) from hiking the electricity tariffs.
Co-Chairperson for the Committee, Simplex Chithyola said the country is already in a mess as such hiking electricity tariffs will just add up to Malawians more problems.
Chithyola has since asked MERA as a regulator together with concerned stakeholders to devise proper strategies to help in addressing the current persistent power outage which the country is experiencing rather than hicking the electricity tarrifs.
Responding to the Committee, Executive Director for MERA, Henry Kachaje said unbundling of ESCOM has nothing to do with electricity hike as well as blackouts.
Kachaje said the electricity stakeholders should accept that Cyclone ANA is a major effect for blackouts.