Number of ‘dobadobas’ going down at Directorate of Road Traffic

The number of   middlemen who used to roam the grounds of the Directorate of Road Traffic Safety Services (DRTSS) in Lilongwe has gone down because DRTSS officers are refusing to assist any one who is not the owner or a registered proxy.

Director of DRTSS Fergus Gondwe

The Malawi Traffic System was upgraded in 2015 and according to reports it has managed to seal all the loopholes that the middlemen used to circumvent to beat the system.

According  to investigations done by some local papers   a couple of years ago some middlemen could get COF and licences in the absence of a real owner.

The presence of middlemen in DRTSS premises has been a problem the organization has been grappling with for a long time but with the upgrading of MalTIS officials can heave a sigh of relief.

Director of Road Traffic and Safety Services Fergus Gondwe said a number of interventions have been put in place including introduction of uniforms for all staff members for easy identification.

Gondwe also disclosed that the introduction of the corruption prevention policy and client service charter have also gone a long way in ridding their premises of dobadobas country wide.

“In all our offices information is now handy and posters are in strategic places containing all the relevant information on how much each service costs. We have also introduced a toll free line so that anybody who suspects that our officers are involved in corruption must report,” said Gondwe.

He also disclosed that management has been urging members of staff to keep their integrity by not engaging in corrupt practices and that anyone caught in the malpractice will face the consequences.

Recently, Minister of Transport and Publc Works, Sidick Mia visited the DRTSS offices where he saw for himself how services are being offered during a familiarization tour.

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Mkamwini wa nzeru
Mkamwini wa nzeru
1 month ago

Ku road traffic kufunika kuona bwino malembedwe a ntchito. Kodi testing a learner driver qualification yake ndi chiani?

Zio ine
Zio ine
1 month ago

Chisi was transferred to Mzuzu and Tembo to forest but they can’t go because it’s juicy at Blantyre road traffic. On a good day these officers take home over MK1m in bribes. Imagine Chisi is able to build a MK60m house within a month and has several cars. ACB should conduct life style audit of these thieves.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 month ago

THE WHOLE OF IT NEEDS REVAMP.
STAFF YAKU ROAD TRAFFIC IMATIENDETSA COSETA. Amafuna tiziwahonga yet zidhindo ndi mapepala ndi ndalama za ma taxpayer nde apa sitivetsa bwino bwino .khayatu .

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 month ago

bwana wa citumbuma ka ofesi kali mmusiko amaika cintibi panja on full volume auzizidwe kuti ndi ku ofesi osati ku bar. otherwise the whole of it needs revamp .staff ya cizimai ku ofesi sikucionetselo kushainila mà customers and yet you are getting our taxes as your salaries. You waste alot of government time plus our time tikapempha kucoka muzincito mwathu kuti tilongosole za magalimoto athu.mumatitaisa nthawi .We d

Notmypresident
Notmypresident
1 month ago

Fix the real problem. Unemployment is why people become dobadobas. This will be only a temporary remedy if they can’t find jobs.you have actually done nothing. Same as chasing vendors from the markets

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 month ago

ku bt pali ziazibambo zimangounjikana pa ma galimoto kulankhula mofuula ati madobadoba.vicotseni ma saage

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

Abweranso amenewa. They work for the motor examiners.

Philip Banda
Philip Banda
1 month ago

Ku Lilongwe kuli Bisika. Amalandira ndalama mmapepala opindapinda ati kuti anthu asadziwe

kanjedza
kanjedza
1 month ago

Now a days all departments are joking about their seriousness. All this time they were in slumber

Zio ine
Zio ine
1 month ago

I would give thumbs up to Chilima if he manages to reduce corruption at road traffic. Imagine there are officers who refuse to be transferred because it’s juicy at road traffic. Chilimawould also do good if he stops allowance theft by officers at auditor general and permit syndicate at immigration. I have written more than once about the permit scheme at immigration and one example was that of Chidothe. The dèal is they issue fake bank receipts with arrangement with bankers then they pocket the money. A permit is issued but they will destroy the file so that when the… Read more »

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