Lilongwe City to buy Toyota Prado TX for the Mayor and deputy

In a bid to ease movements for the Lilongwe Mayor City Mayor, Willem Chapondera, Lilongwe City Council is this week buying a Toyota Prado TX from Toyota Malawi which will bear a number plate LL 1.

Deputy Mayor Kwame Bandawe: To have his LL 2

Deputy Mayor Kwame Bandawe: To have his LL 2

Nyasa Times understands that the deal has already been sealed and that the vehicle will be delivered for use anytime from now.

Lilongwe City Council will have to cough K47,638, 500.00 from its coffers for the vehicle/

Some of the features of the new car includes; 4 wheel drive, clothes seats, Power steering adjustable,Air conditioning with safety belts, tinted Windows  with central locking system, 145 litres Fuel tank, high level stop and tyres on alloy arms with ground clearance.

Toyota Malawi has given LCC 100, 000 Kilometers warranty and first 25,000 Kilometers free service up to one year.

On top of the Mayor’s vehicle, the Council will also buy latest Corolla for its Deputy Mayor to have number plate LL 2 at the price of K17,153,500.

The vehicle was valued in Malawi price as K22, 493, 079, 65 and after discount it was pegged at K14, 724,034.33.

With a sales tax of 16.5 % Vat, the figure jumped to K17,153,000.

Director of Finance Jeremiah Sibande in a telephone interview with Nyasa Times, confirmed about the plan saying the two officials have been using hired vehicles for long time.

“The arrangement will ease transport problem for the two officials,” said Sibande.

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zandile
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Mfumu ya luso, you don’t know what you are talking about. Companies make money, so they can afford to buy expensive cars. Do you know what city assemblies do?

Mfumu ya Luso
Guest

I see nothing wrong with the plan by the council to buy the cars for the Mayor and his deputy. These people hold high offices and their benefits should befit the status of their offices. I wonder when people complain when companies are buying cars or paying for other benefits for their top employees. They deserve those benefits.

It’s the same, if it were you holding those positions, they would have bought you the vehicles.

Malawi woke up! No wonder we are the poorest country in the world. Poor mindset………..and jealousy.

Malawiana
Guest
Treasury and OPC please move quickly on this issue of appetite for expensive vehicles in Government and Parastatals. Imagine Government buys a Prado at K50million for the use of the PS or Director or whoever.the vehicle is used sparingly knowing that the beneficially will buy it at K 1million after three to five years. If thats not bad enough, soon before the vehicle is bought by the beneficially PS, it is sent for extensive service at the service garage at the cost of K1,500,000 which in essence means the vehicle has been offered for free. This is total madness to… Read more »
Citizen X
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DEMOSTRATIONS BASI, WHERE ARE THE NGOs, CHAKWERA AND FRIENDS WHERE ARE U? YOUR JOB IS TO FIGHT FOR US, LEAD US AND WE WILL FOLLOW. THESE TWO GUYS SHOULD WORK FIRST TO PROVE THEY DESERVE THOSE CARS, FIX THE CITY FIRST THEN U CAN ENJOY THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABOUR. BUY THEM CHEAPER CARS PLEASE, WHEN THE CITY IS FIXED THEN YOU CAN BUY THOSE EXPENSIVE CARS OK. PERSONALLY I BLAME THE PEOPLE OF LILONGWE, YOU PEOPLE ARE SLEEPING TOO MUCH, TOO MUCH TALK AND NO ACTION. ITS TIME YOU SURE THIS MAYOR THAT YOUR SERIOUS ABOUT GETTING THINGS DONE… Read more »
Adzalanga Yehova
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Why can’t the Council use the money to construct uptown public toilets Nyasi zokha zokha basi of what benefit are these expensive cars to the ordinary citizen living in the filthy Capital City Zopusa basi anthu akulu akulu amachende anu mukungopanga ma decicions opepera this is a shame and a total waste of public funds

manyasa
Guest

i dint know that we have a Mayor in Lilongwe

sabiti
Guest

Its very much pathetic to see mountains of rubish all most at every point in the city , over grown grass and bushes,poor markerts, pot holed roads,no street lights and the assembly can manage to spend millions with haste on politicians RIP mother Malawi

Concerned Citizen
Guest
Poor Malawi, why are people in Power this greedy. Look at how bad our capital city is. Look @ OUR TOWN hall bush every where and they have moved the vendors behind it and close by the river. Looks are the huge pot holes we have in our streets. Looks at our Public Toilets. A whole city doesn’t have even have decent public toilets. Look at the litter that’s in our streets. Yes we poor but it doesn’t mean we should be filthy. Compare Lilongwe and BT city these cities ar both in the poorest country in the world but… Read more »
Chief Strategist
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Lilongwe mayors are very useless and don’t even deserve such benefits. Nothing they have done since becoming mayors especially the mayor himself. Such an embarrassment and the mayor of Blantyre just makes them look like standard 2 children

victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi
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victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi

Lilingwe City Chief Executive, hsi Finance director and their deputies are buying the mayor and some deputies to cover up for their mismanagement and corruption. Luxuries at a time when the city and the whole nation is in financial turmoil? When the infrastructure and sanitation in LL is that of 1940? Where is the Min. of Local Government? Where is the president? Lilongwe City is full of retarding and disgusting headlines. Get rid of the so called influential and big headed guys at the city office for the good of Lilongwe.

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