Malawi Govt orders parastatal CEOs to drive Toyota Prado TX

Malawi Government has, with immediate effect, directed that all parastatal Chief Executive Officers (CEO) should be entitled to drive a Toyota Prado TX only following the revision of the Motor Vehicle Entitlements for Chief Executive Officers.

In communication dated August 17, 2012 from the Department of Statutory Corporations, all CEOs have since been advised to adopt the new directive with the revised entitlements.

“Consequent of this revision,” reads the statement, “all Chief Executive Officers are hereby advised that they will dispose of all vehicles in a transparent and cost effective manner whilst following Disposal Policy of the said parastatal and that where a CEO is currently driving a VX or any higher class model as an entitlement, and it is less than two years old, a declaration should be made to the office of the Comptroller before the vehicle is disposed of.”

The statement further says where the vehicle (VX or any vehicle of higher class) is beyond two years old the CEO will dispose such vehicle forthwith and replace it with a new recommended model, a Toyota Prado TX.

The statement further reads: “All new procurements for Directors will therefore not fall within the Toyota Prado Model; parastatals will review and consider directors entitlements and only implement the same as and when replacement of Director’s vehicles falls due.”

The directive also demands that a plan of action should be followed to ensure that the process does not strain the overall budget.

Since assuming the country’s leadership, President Joyce Banda’s administration is striving to minimize unnecessary expenditure in a bid to keep the country’s economy afloat.

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