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.
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.