Motorists decry non-functional traffic lights in Mzuzu City

Motorists in Mzuzu City have expressed concern over non-functional traffic lights, saying the situation poses a threat to road users.

The non-functional traffic lights

In an interview, Watson Mtekesa, a driver, said the absence of traffic lights is causing traffic jams in the city.

“During peak hour, motorists fail to give way to other travellers. The situation can also cause accidents,” he said.

He also said other road users such as pedestrians and bicycle taxi operators delay on the road as they are not given a chance to pass.

A taxi operator, Jack Magawa has since appealed to Mzuzu City Council to fix the problem.

In a separate interview, Mzuzu City Council spokesperson McDonald Gondwe said they are in the process of reforming many areas such as transportation, road infrastructure, street lights and traffic lights in the city.

“We admit that the absence of traffic lights inconveniences road users because of lack of guidance. The council fixed the lights early this year, but three weeks later, they developed another fault,” he said.

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Mwini muzi
9 months ago

The traffic lights can not fix the problem, the mind set can. Driving in the cities of Malawi is a nightmare. Drivers do not observe first come first go at three and four way junctions. There are no stop signs on these junctions and lack of civic education on the part of pedestrians and kabaza users make matters worse. It is the duty of city councils together with road traffic department to fix these challenges.

Last edited 9 months ago by Mwini muzi
Poison v Venom
10 months ago

Malawi was in the hands of dogs that never to dip. Malawi is the only country in which nothing works. The traffic lights don’t work. The street lights in the cities and locations do not work or are not there. There are no proper waste disposal sites. There are no public toilets. There are no bus stands. Please inu a Tonse Government led by MCP fix these problems. Kamuzu set the standards but Bakili and APM destroyed everything. We need roads in all the townships. We are paying taxes for everything. There is fuel levy for the roads koma all… Read more »

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