If I were Peter Mutharika

President of the Republic of Malawi, I would realise that I am sticking my neck out by promising Malawians that blackouts will be a thing of the past in a year’s time considering the agony and frustrations the issue has created.

Yes Your Excellency, while the so-called surprise meeting with the boards and management of Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) and Electricity Generation Company (Egenco) last week was commendable, it will take extra and consistent effort to ensure that the two electricity bodies walk my talk.

If I were APM, I would not forget that I have a tough task to prove that my visit to Escom offices was not a mere political tactic to be seen to be doing something about the situation in the countdown to the 2019 presidential polls.

If I were the President, I would remember that having plans to address a situation is one thing while implementation is another thing.

If I were Mutharika, I would realise that the power outages have virtually brought the economy to a halt; hence, the need to treat the situation as a crisis.

But I am Garry.

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