MCP says fuel importing should be role of private sector not govt’s Nocma
Malawi Congress Party (MCP) spokesperson on finance, Collins Kajawa, has proposed that government should review National Oil Company of Malawi (Nocma) role of importing fuel in the country.
Kajawa made the suggestion on Tuesday in his response to the 2019/2020 national budget which Finance Minister Joseph Mwanamvekha presented in Parliament.
He said there should be a review of government-owned Nocma’s in the fuel supply industry.
“The company should revert to its original mandate of managing strategic fuel reserves leaving commercial fuel importation in the hands of the private sector,” said Kajawa.
Kajawa told Parliament,that the Minister of Finance should update the nation onNOCMA’s fuel supply contracts, how they have so far impacted the Price Stabilisation Fund and assure the nation that it does not pose a significant fiscal risk going forward.
In his budget response, Kajawa also proposed that there is need for government to refrain from the issuance of promissory notes to cover losses and bad loans. This to some degree will tone down the domestic borrowing.
He said MCP also proposes to government to curtail and amputate irregular and hazardous procurement contracts which are legalising fraud and poverty in the country.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
Private sector was tried and failed. They were playing politics during Bingu’s time while we the common people were suffering (cueing for fuel while they were busy politicking).
NOCMA so far has not failed us. WHAT IS IT THAT IS BEING IMPROVED BY GOING BACK TO PRIVATE SECTOR?
Kulangiza kupose apa? Ma Cadet a DPP mumatokota kuti opposition imangosutsa basi simalangiza njira zosinthira kayendetsedwe ka boma, option ndi imeneyi NOCMA tidziyendetsa eni anthu osati boma.