Malawi bus fares go up: Grim news for commuters

The Minibus Owners Association of Malawi (MOAM) has increased bus fares in the countrys with 10 percent for city routes and 5 percent for long distance routes.

MOAM’s Secretary General Coxley Kamange said the rise in fuel prices prompted the increase.

“As you know, Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) has raised the price of fuel. As MOAM we are affected by the development such that we have agreed to raise the price of bus fares in the country,” said Kamange.

Following the announcement, commuters in city routes will be paying extra K20 on old fares and K200 on long routes. The old city route fare was K160 and now will be K180 while on other routes within the city it will be K200.

Minibus rank

Malawi  increased fuel prices following an increase on international market. Petrol is now selling at K539 from K485.60 an increment with 11 percent while Diesel is being sold at K521 from K475 representing 9.87 percent hike.

Commuters, as expected, aren’t happy with the development.

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