Technical fault caused Parliament blackout

The power outage which disrupted parliamentary deliberations on Monday was a result of a technical fault at Golomoti in Dedza, government has announced.

Leader of the House, Kondwani Nakhumwa said the loss of power which affected central and northern regions was caused by a tripped switch.

“My brief report from the Minister of Energy says that a switch in Golomoti had tripped off and that affected electricity in the central region and northern region,” he told YFM in an interview.

“It’s a technical fault which ESCOM is still working on it.”

Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya adjourned the house after the blackout took over ten minutes.

The power went off his as minister of Homeland Security, Nicholas Dausi was responding to questions regarding the progress of the review of Witchcraft Act.

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