The people of Malawi may soon have a significant increase in the electrical power they need, thanks to a new agreement between the United States Government and the Government of Malawi.
Malawian Minister of Natural Resources, Energy, and Mining Bright Msaka, U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer, and Power Africa Coordinator Andrew Herscowitz on February 26 signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and Malawi regarding Malawi’s continued participation in the U.S. presidential initiative known as Power Africa.
Power Africa is a U.S. Government-led initiative that helps bring critical power projects online and connects people to electricity by removing barriers, particularly the financial and regulatory roadblocks that have stood in the way of power delivery in sub-Saharan Africa.
“Power Africa represents the U.S. Government’s commitment to supporting Malawi to achieve its electrification goals and improve the quality of life for thousands of Malawians,” said Ambassador Palmer at the signing ceremony.
In Malawi, Power Africa support will complement an existing $350 million grant from the US Government through the Millennium Challenge Corporation aimed at expanding access to electricity in Malawi. The United States is proud to partner with Malawi to help meet the country’s electricity needs for a better future for the people of Malawi and Africa.