Congestion at Road Traffic jolts Chilima into action

Vice president Saulos Chilima has ordered officials at the Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services (DRTSS) to fix the systems at the directorate to ease congestion.

Vice-president Chilima: Sources of revenue must be efficient 
Chilima (left) meeting with Minister of Transport Sidik Mia to orient him on reforms

Chilima, who is also minister of Economic Planning and Public Sector Reforms, said this after meeting Minister of Transport and Public Works and his management team to, what he said on his Facebook wall, motivate them and obtain a buy-in on the public sector reforms.

He says it is disappointing to note that the quick wins that were obtained at the directorate have backtracted, saying this has seen the congestion that was nearly eliminated.

“I have since implored DRTSS to ensure that the system handovers from the consultant  to the department are expedited and completed by September, 2020,” he says.

He also says that he has asked the department to prioritise establishing a special vehicle inspection service bay for trucks and buses to ensure that revenue from this service does not fall through the cracks.

“It is this administration’s goal that sources of revenue must be efficient if we are to develop this country,” said Chilima.

The vice-president said while he has welcomed a proposal for devolution of the transport sector and was  ready to support concrete plans to be put forward, expressed satisafaction that progress on improving rail transport has been registered.

Chilima is this week meeting Cabinet ministers – three –daily – to orient them on the reforms drive

The meetings follows similar ones between the Vice-President and head of parastatatls as well as the private sector on the agenda.

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Namulika
Namulika
10 months ago

MUNTHU AMAMULAKWITSIRA DALA AKAONA KUTI NDIWOCHITA BWINO PAMENE AIBALE AWO AMAGODUTSA

Lamion
Lamion
10 months ago

I salute! We are tired of tipping 10 000 to officers for quick service. Za Zii

James Phirj
James Phirj
10 months ago

whatever improvements are made please ensure that they also reduce the needless road traffic deaths on Malawi roads – do many pedestrians, cyclists, minibus users and those in cars die because vehicles not fit goer the road are on the road and drivers not qualified to drive are driving.

mzika
10 months ago

Please sort out the issue of driving licence and aptitude test the for heavy goods Drivers.
THIS IS ABIG CHALLENGE FOR HEAVY GOODS DRIVERS.
SPARE TIME AND GO TO ROAD TRAFFIC AND MONITOR DRIVERS GOING THROUGH THIS APTITUDE TEST DONE TO GET CATEGORY ON COMPUTER.
YOU’LL BE VERY SURPRISED TO SEE NO ONE GETTING A PASS ON THAT TEST.
WE DO NOT NEED THIS PROCESS THAT PROMOTES CORRUPTION.

Mdala
Mdala
10 months ago

Mr VP Chilima we need a number or adress from an authorized officers in your ministry, where we can immediately complain, if we are getting wrong dreaded, delayed or harassed in the public sector! We need timeframes for each specific procedures or service in public offices! We need POS machines or an online banking facility in this offices to pay or fees straight into the specific puplic account! A place like DRTSS needs to be streamlined! Examples: The time intervals of renewing of licences , permits and COF is to short! Genuine driving licences in many countries are for live!… Read more »

Banda
Banda
10 months ago

Where is Chakwera? It seems as if Chilima is the State President.

Mbulumbuzi
Mbulumbuzi
10 months ago
Reply to  Banda

It is obvious that Chilima knows the Malawi Government system better than Chakwera. It is also very obvious that Chilima is more competent on corporate affairs than Chakwera. It is also obvious that this is the reason why Chakwera needed Chilima most on this position. He has experience on running corporations. Dr. Chakwera has been a church man. Chilima has been out there in the industry and he also served as a VP for own whole term. Hence, your judgement is better than mine. Chilima will do the work while we have a good figure head who is an orator… Read more »

Namulika
Namulika
10 months ago
Reply to  Mbulumbuzi

As the same might be true, Chilima could not win the elections going alone as UTM. Believe you me DPP will not come again in this beautiful Malawi. A Mbulumbuzi umenewo ndiumphawi wadzawoneni. Komatu simunati mulirabe.

Mpakateni
10 months ago

I was not supposed to make any comment on this forum, but I am compelled to do so for the following reason. The so called American English is fast messing up the Queens’s language. Grammar has completely been thrown into the bush. Meet with, requesting for. Meet is never followed by a proposition, it is simply “meet somebody” or I am meet John in town later today as opposed to I am meeting with John. The point is you do not meet with somebody, so too is request. You don’t request for, but rather “ask for” and in the case… Read more »

Nedi K
Nedi K
10 months ago
Reply to  Mpakateni

Mpakateni🤣an excellent English class. The Queen’s language is not easy. I admit that. We, however, have to make an effort to write and speak it correctly. I do not think we butcher it due to the American English influence. It might be a result of academic challenge. It is expensive to speak and write the Colonial master language. I like your contribution.🤣🤣🤣

BILL SHAKE-SPEAR
BILL SHAKE-SPEAR
10 months ago
Reply to  Mpakateni

Inu aphunzitsi a ku nursery school @Mpakateni musatinyanse ngati inuyo chingerezicho mumachidziwa. Read again your comment and correct your own mistakes. By saying “Nyasa Times viewers” I reckon u mean “readers” ? It’s not adlibing. It’s ad-libbing. It’s not scrip, it’s script. By saying STRENGTH ( of announcers ), did u perhaps mean POWER ( to influence )? “THOSE” who say “I ” can do anything…??? U’ve made so many mistakes in grammar and sentence construction yourself, Asambizi, that I won’t waste my time pointing them all out. I could rewrite ur whole commentary piece for u if I wanted… Read more »

BILL SHAKE-SPEAR
BILL SHAKE-SPEAR
10 months ago
Reply to  Mpakateni

Of course there is British English ( the Queen’s tongue) and American English ( Trump’s gutter gibberish ), but Chakwera does not speak American English. He speaks British English with an American accent. On the other hand, Mutharika speaks American English ( Trump’s foul-mouthed gibberish ) with a Lomwe accent!

True
True
10 months ago
Reply to  Mpakateni

You do not have strong writing skills yourself!

Central
Central
10 months ago
Reply to  Mpakateni

This is a completely useless observation Mpakateni!! If Malawi is to develop all we need to emphasize is getting the message and or implementing what is expected of us and not speaking some perfect English!! If perfect English was the key, Japan and China would not have developed my dear!! This is completely irrelevant and useless…………………………………..!!

Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
10 months ago

The officers at DRTTS demand no less than K10000 to serve a person. The congestion is deliberately created for this purpose.

Mwikho
Mwikho
10 months ago
Reply to  Patrick Phiri

WHAT IS THIS FACILITATION FEE THAT DRTTS OFFICERS ARE ALWAYS CHARGING????? THIS IS OUTSIDE OFFICIAL FEES!!!!!

myfriend
myfriend
10 months ago
Reply to  Patrick Phiri

They disabled all the CCTV. corruption is the order of doing business. We rely on Chilima to stop this nosense because Mia is just as corrupt and he will do nothing.

Kumudzi
Kumudzi
10 months ago

Paja ndi office imene mumadyako bwino bwana Chilima

Mkanda Gudu
Mkanda Gudu
10 months ago

Yeah, certain individuals have become to comfortable and do nothing to benefit the nation. I am sure when one is being employed in MDAs, the job offer states that one will work within the borders of Malawi and the employer decides the duty station. Can there be a way where one can be transferred as and when the employer deems fit? Some individuals at various duty station of the DRTTS needs to be moved around and then each should have KPIs moving forward

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