Malawi truck drivers face hurdles in Mozambique, Tanzania

Government has been called upon to quickly come in and resolve problems truck drivers face in neighbouring Mozambique and Tanzania.

Trucks coming to Malawi through Tanzania

The truck drivers say they face hurdles before loading essential commodities.

“We are always sidelined, we are subjected to prolonged delays for nothing,” said one truck driver Yusuf Amin.

This comes as members of the  Professional Drivers Union of Malawi say members of the union face harsh treatment by their counterparts in neighboring countries.

According to the union’s leader, Major Mkandawire, Malawi’s truck drivers are being neglected at loading points in Tanzania and Mozambique.

This is not the first time the union has complained of such incidents and according to Mkandawire, government has not yet addressed the matter despite being briefed several times.

Mkandawire has also expressed fears that with vehicles being forced to be at borders for long, the drivers are failing to deliver essential goods in time.

He also says this is putting the drivers at risk due to the Covid19 situation across the continent.

The grouping has since pleaded with government to address their concerns with leaders of nations bordering Malawi.

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Hope
Hope
1 month ago

😢
No good salary and risk allowance yet

True
True
1 month ago

Please pay attention to this complaint and act. We owe these people a lot.

444444No
444444No
1 month ago

The problem is Malawi police,once they c a foreign registered vehicle amati bwana,their friends in Mozambique or Tanzania it’s something else,obwela amakhaula koma kuno dyera,how it hard kudusans ndi wa police ku Mozambique koma kuno mbuzi za anthu, let’s do tit for tat

Joseph Mwakibinga
Joseph Mwakibinga
1 month ago

That will be dealt with after the “Rubble clearing Exercise” is completed. The Alliance is so naive and blind to discern that Malawi as a country cannot produce anything apart from raw stuff, therefore support and mutual acceptance from member states bordering us is paramount for imports/exports to pass. Actually, the administration is busy and so much buried into trivia which will not benefit anybody if not worsening the already bedridden economy. As a nation we are in unchartered territory whose survival is negligible. At the juncture we are in, if it was me, I would have shelved any political… Read more »

Tonse Mademo
Tonse Mademo
1 month ago

Munakafusa chifukwa chani zimenezi zikuchitika osamangipanga report nkhani zosapsya.

Mbudye
Mbudye
1 month ago

Look into this, Hon Sidik Mia

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