Malawi govt to train Kabaza on proper road use, safety – Chimwendo

Government says it is rolling out a program to train motorcycle taxi operators popularly known as Kabaza following a boom in accidents.

Kabaza: The bicycle taxi operators

Homeland Security Minister Richard Chimwendo Banda has told Parliament today that government will train the kabaza operators certify them both at district and traditional authority levels.

The Minister said the development follows a booming of unlicenced Kabaza operators in rural areas, where numerous deaths occur due to accidents.

“We are coming up with decentralisation policy where by kabaza operators will be undergoing training at both district and  Traditional Authority levels at a reduced fee. The Ministry of Transport will arrange a programme to train Kabaza operators and certify them.

” This will also reduce costs for operators because trainings will be offered at a reduced fee,” he said.

The minister was responding to questions from members of parliament who wanted to know challenges which unregulated Kabaza operators are facing in their localities.

Statistics indicate that over 800 people were killed in motocycle accidents between 2019 and 2020.

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Pedegu Uyo
3 years ago

Bicycle Kabaza is as good as slavery. Govt must encourage motorcycle Kabaza only and in rural areas ONLY. We need better transport in towns and cities not the Kabaza type.

Last edited 3 years ago by Pedegu Uyo
3 years ago

Please demarcate areas where they can park and trade so that they don’t go into town.For example in LL,they should not go beyond North-Area 18 A, East – Salima T/off; South Pa ma thanki, West – DC and shld not be allowed to commute in City Centre.

3 years ago
Reply to  Nzerunchuma

Instead buying buses to ferry people in town and beyong we promoting kabaza and accidents

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