Government of Malawi on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AMEA Power for the construction of a solar power plant that will add 50 megawatts to the national grid upon completion.
President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera witnessed the MOU signing on the sidelines of COP27 currently underway in Egypt. Malawi’s signatory was Minister of Energy, Ibrahim Matola.
The Malawi leader, speaking to journalists after the ceremony, said he expects the project to be rolled out soon. He then asked the Ministry of Energy to finalize all paperwork with the investor in good time to allow construction to commence.
Earlier, President Chakwera met President of the Rockefeller Foundation, Rajiv Shah. The foundation is a major financier of the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) which has given Malawi a grant of US$27 million for the implementation of a grid battery-powered project.
GEAPP signed a memorandum of understanding with Malawi days ago.