United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Chief Executive Officer Dana Hyde visited Malawi May 8-10 to review progress to date on the implementation of MCC’s Compact with the Government of Malawi. Among other engagements, CEO Hyde presided over the ground-breaking ceremony for a new MCC-funded 400 kV transmission substation at Nkhoma and handed-over new houses to families previously living in the path an MCC-funded transmission line at Tsabango in Lilongwe.
Malawi’s $350.7 million (245 billion Kwacha) MCC Compact is a single-sector program designed to increase incomes and reduce poverty by revitalizing Malawi’s power sector and improving the availability, reliability, and quality of the power supply.
The compact is composed of three projects which seek to increase the capacity and stability of the national electricity grid and bolster the efficiency and sustainability of hydropower generation. MCC is an independent U.S. foreign aid agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty. For more information please visit: https://www.mcc.gov/about