Malawi govt removes duty on motorcycles to promote Kabaza business

Government says it is removing duty on motorcycles in a bid to promote the motorcycle taxi popularly known as ‘Kabaza’ business in the country.

Kabaza motorbike operator

Minister of Finance Felix Mlusu made the announcement in parliament yesterday.

Mlusu said that government has made the decision looking at how important the motorcycle business is in Malawi.

He however disclosed that the removal will be effected in the coming financial year

Meanwhile, Parliament has approved the Appropriation bill enabling the implementation of the approved 2020/21 midyear budget.

On his part, Richard Chimwendo Banda Minister of Homeland security has revealed that government will start training the motorcycle operators before end of this year to reduce accidents.

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FEW GOOD MEN
FEW GOOD MEN
2 months ago

1 000 000 jobs in disguise

BornForTheSmoke
BornForTheSmoke
2 months ago

I appluad anything that results in Malawians paying less taxes. Now please give us car owners a tax break as well. You’re clearly not using that duty, VAT tax to develop the roads.

Jah
Jah
2 months ago

Kkkk kongelesi thinking in other countries akuletsa because of bad records

Davan
Davan
2 months ago

Business is business let everyone have a duty waiver
What’s so special about kabaza business

Lester
Lester
2 months ago

kodi you meant bullet bicycles

Menward Mobby
Menward Mobby
2 months ago

Amene akuti sinzeru ndi omwe akuchita bwino kale ndipo mukufuma kupondereza anthu osauka. Maganizo abwino ndithu ndipo mukanalimbikitsa ndithu kuti anthu anjinga za moto a wawa asamayende usiku chifukwa akumapangidwa chipongwe ndi achifwamba, komanso pakhare ndithu ka training ka mphamvu pa nkhani ya malamulo a pa mseu. Aphunzitsidwenso kuti wakuba angamudziwe bwanji?

Mapwevupwevu
2 months ago

Motorcycle Kabaza should operate in designated rural areas ONLY. We need modern transport systems in towns and cities. Government must construct modern bus and rail terminals and introduce city lines , trains and trams. Osati zautsilu zakabaza mu city zi fotseki!!! Kodi iwe Chakwera why are you thinking like bakha Joice Banda???? But for the Why???

Last edited 2 months ago by Mapwevupwevu
Mzozodo
Mzozodo
2 months ago
Reply to  Mapwevupwevu

It depends on how you look at it. Others are making livelihood from kabaza’s, tricycles and minibuses. You introduce city lines, that sector aforementioned is doomed. There has to be a balance between the two. Yes, rail for long distances makes sense. Teams oh my God….. Now we are in Geneva…… Trains are torched in Cape Town by suspected taxi (minibus) operators, in case you didn’t know

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Mapwevupwevu

I can not agree with you more. These guys are a nuisance and accident junkies in town centres.. My experience in neighbouring Mozambique is not that good…

malawian
malawian
2 months ago

this is nice. tikamati kutukula moyo wa anthu osowa, thats exactly the choice

Mogadishu
Mogadishu
2 months ago

Mzeru za Joyce Banda kkkk

Patriot
Patriot
2 months ago

Worst decision ever made. We truly are growing but backwards. I guess these are the bullet trains we were told about. Priorities completely misplaced. Cry my beloved country

Koka
Koka
2 months ago
Reply to  Patriot

Agreed.

Going backwards. These motorcycles will soon be clogging up the roads, and causing so many accidents.

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