Development finance may unlock Moz–Malawi interconnector

The European Union (EU) and the German Development Bank (KfW) are to extend a E20-million grant to Malawi to partially finance the $127-million Mozambique–Malawi electricity interconnector project. Malawi is keen to fast-track the project so that it can start importing electricity from neighbouring Mozambique and other Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) member countries to address an electrcity supply deficit that has reached crisis proportions.