Japanese Car exporter to open office in Malawi

Malawians who buy Japanese cars on the internet can now afford a sigh of relief as they will soon not be subjected to forex burdens in order to transact their business, thanks to Malawi government through its Ambassador to Japan Reuben Ngwenya, for striking a deal to have Be Forward, a leading Japanese Car Exporter Company, open their office in Malawi.

Ngwenya disclosed this after visiting the Company’s Car Sales Headquarters in Tokyo recently, where he discussed a number of business projects with the Company’s President, Hironori Yamakawa.

During the visit, Ngwenya thanked the Company for their trustworthy business with Malawi.

Ambassador Reuben Ngwenya  and BeForward President
Ambassador Reuben Ngwenya and BeForward President

“Malawians import over 600 cars from Be Forward on monthly basis and we rarely receive complaints, unlike other car dealers,” said Ngwenya.

The ambassador then disclosed that a deal was struck for the company to open an office, preferably in Lilongwe.

“This would help Malawians to pay for their cars in local currency and alleviate the burden of forex issues.

“The office would also enable that cars bought are delivered to Lilongwe by Be Forward staff,” adding that “this would be a cheaper delivery service than going to Tanzania as per current practice,”said the Ambassador.

Ngwenya also pointed out that the office will also be supplying and stocking through genuine spare parts for the imported vehicles.

The Ambassador also discussed on other diversification projects and said Be Forward company delegates would be visiting Malawi in September, 2014 for their business feasibility study and the way forward.

Meanwhile, the Company’s President has pledged to assist the institutions in Malawi with assorted household products, such as portable coolers, gloves and others.

On this, Ngwenya disclosed that a container will be shipped soon and these items could benefit Ministries of Sports and Health among others.

“These are good investment and trade arrangements by the Private Sector for Malawi to boost government’s efforts in its development agenda,” said Ngwenya.

Ambassador Ngwenya was also commended for engaging the Private Sector in Japan when he met Tokushukai Medical Group who donated 10 dialysis machines which were installed at Kamuzu Central Hospital last year.

The Ambassador also managed to convince a car assembling Japan Auto Company, which is now operating at Kanengo in Lilongwe to enable Malawians buy vehicles at affordable price.

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