Egyptian investor in Malawi launches Lilongwe-Lusaka bus service

An Egyptian investor has launched an executive bus service called Blue Bus that will operate between the cities of Lilongwe and Lusaka, Zambia for six days a week.

Egyptian Ambassodor Maher El-Adawy charts with Zambian High Commissioner Salome Mwanashiku inside the Blue Bus -Pic by Roy Nkosi

Egyptian Ambassodor Maher El-Adawy charts with Zambian High Commissioner Salome Mwanashiku inside the Blue Bus -Pic by Roy Nkosi

Adawy Kasaila Mwanashiku and Nasr hold hands after the launch -Pic by Roy Nkosi

Adawy Kasaila Mwanashiku and Nasr hold hands after the launch -Pic by Roy Nkosi

Transport and Public Works Minister, Francis Kasaila presided over the launch at Maula Mall in Lilongwe and outlined Government continued commitment to improving and ensuring sustainable transport services.

He said government recognizes the role of the transport sector in economic development and as such, government will support the sector to develop especially in road transportation.

“Most Malawians cannot afford air transport, so we need to develop road transport. Therefore there is need for good buses to operate between Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania and the surrounding countries.

“Zambia and Malawi remain very good friends and this bus service will boost our relations by providing affordable means of transportation between the countries hence promoting cross-border trade. As such, government wants more foreign investors in the transportation industry,” said Kasaila.

In his remarks, Egyptian Ambassador to Malawi, Maher El-Adawy said it is great that African countries are investing in other African countries and the bus service will do a great service to the two countries by boosting trade.

Zambia High Commissioner to Malawi Salome Mwanashiku also attended the launch. She said the Blue Bus service provides safe movement of people and will bolster socio and economic ties between Egypt, Zambia and Malawi.

According to Blue Bus service General Manager, Mohamed Nasr, one bus will be in operation between every day except Friday. Three more buses are expected before the end of the year.

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The government is afraid of doing investments because they don`t want to leave such an investment in the hands of other people who may take over power in the near future. The people running it have a feeling that they don`t belong “there”, hence the need not to invest and of course steal what ever is there now. There is no vision in our leaders. They are still living the “Iron age”

vin mongu

waht did you expect him to do if the egyptian diplomat was there? the minister was right to be there. what else do you think ministers will be celebrating when you steal alot of money from govt and only build a house and kunyengera mahule ndi kuguka ma benz a second hand. then foreigners take up the mantle.

where are Malawians?
Ministers in Mw are funny sometimes. the other day one was launching solar lamps by Total at City Centre..imagine…..selling solar lamps which are all over and a Minister was there to ‘hype’ up the business?????? Now launching one bus to TZ and the whole Minister is there? On the other hand, the other route that needs a Mwian operated bus is Tanzania-Dar route. But should we blame foreigners? nay… the bus operators in Mw are there and FAIL to capitalise on these routes! imagine 50 years down the line, we dont even have City Bus Lines as was the case… Read more »

Foreign Direct Investment in Malawi hahahahahaa

mangochi kabwafu

Pathetic. Minister attending what??? Joke. Investor, running buses?

Arthur G.M. Mtambo


Kulibe kantu
Do we have a government here? These silly and unthinkable government officials celebrating a foreigner investor introducing a bus route to Lusaka.What is there to celebarte here. The whole minister of transport attending a launch. You guys have got nothing to do. It should have been you, the government doing it. ZUPCO which is owned by the Zimbabwean government goes to Blantyre every two days. At one point City to City owned by the South African government used to go to Blantyre. What is government doing? Ironically, 99% who travelled on these buses are Malawians. You tell me there is… Read more »
oleva chipendo


truth weapon

Are you serious you guys? you call this an investment? all de way from Egypt, we local guy’s we already overflowing. why can’t you call reall investors. Shame on you, black in empowerment

William Shakesbeer

Our Government is pathetic.
They just want money and barely know what they’re doing…


Malawi side dont have a bus station, 50 years after independence

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