Minister tells Mera to close down filling stations offering poor services

Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Bintony Kutsairahas sprung into action once again, telling the Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) to shut down fuel filling stations offering poor services.

Kutsaira said he will ensure officials who are deliberately delaying connections are disciplined.

Kutsaira said this on Tuesday when he visited Mera offices.

“Malawians want good services. They don’t want poor services, Malawians deserve excellent services,” said Kutsaira during a two-hour closed door meeting with Mera executive board members at Mera offices in Lilongwe.

He said it was disappointing that some filling stations were filthy while others did not even have toilets.

Last week, Kutsaira gave some filling stations in Lilongwe up to one week to improve on its services or face closure.

Mera chief executive officer Collins Magalasi promised the minister that officials from the organization would inspect filling stations to check on poor services.

Among the regulations is that a filling station should be located over 100 metres from hospitals and public places such as schools. They are also required to have clean and accessible sanitary facilities such as toilets.

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4 years ago


Its Never Always About Politics
Its Never Always About Politics
4 years ago
Reply to  MASO ENA

It is not about Chilima here , our filling stations like many other services provided by private businesses are filthy its true. Travel to other countries and you will see that their service/filling stations are clean and offer a few things beyond refueling ones car. You find a well stocked shop for supplies on a long journey, you get clean toilets to relieve yourself, there is safe parking spot where you can stop your car and take a nap etc. Singapore imanenedwa ija imayambila pamenepa, to be like singapore and germany, malawians must be taught to first think like germans… Read more »

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