Malawi army soldiers force truck drivers release fuel tankers as union leaders go back to Capital Hill

Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers on Wednesday forced striking truck drivers to release five fuel tankers.

Fuel scarcity has hit Lilongwe due to the truck drivers protest

The tankers were carrying fuel for Electricity Generation Company (Egenco), the country’s main producer of power, but the strike for the truck drivers continued in Lilongwe, paralysing the cargo industry.

The truck drivers sent their union leaders back to Capital Hill for further negotiations, saying they were not happy with the K60 000 to K140 000 bracket salary increase.

The Lilongwe truck drivers have been detaining any vehicle from three tonnes and above, parking them at Kanengo.

However, in Blantyre, the truck drivers there have called off the strike.

One of the officials of the union said they were happy with the direction of negotiations between the task force and the government on the issue.

Trucks were all over Blantyre carrying goods without any disturbance.

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Charie
Charie
2 years ago

Mwakambirana bwino osati oba katundu anyau aja

Xxxxx
Xxxxx
2 years ago

Smells of politics, ena ku Blantyre asiya strike awa a ku Lilongwe nganganga

kaps
kaps
2 years ago

so everything to work in Malawi soldiers have to be involved. This is a new low for this gvt. Very low sure! Malawians are the least paid in SADC but the highly taxed. In our neighboring Zimbabwe the income that is taxed is from K250,000 above whilst gvt has recently adjusted the tax band that sets K45,000 as the minimum income to be taxed. Very pathetic. An income of 45,000 being subject is just so unbelievable.

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
2 years ago

I hope HRDC ,MCP and UTM have no hand on this strike.But if it is Lilongwe MCP is already taking a hand kkkk.

Pacharo
Pacharo
2 years ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

Even if they had a hand on this at least it we can see the benefit of it. Economic benefit to the drivers. What benefit are we getting from Jane Ansah must fall.?

Agenda setting Theory
Agenda setting Theory
2 years ago

Soon the army will also become unpopular. You are get involved in civilian affairs too much

Pacharo
Pacharo
2 years ago

They will not become unpopular for a good course. they are protecting the interest of the ordinary people.

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