Road Traffic Department opens new office in Lilongwe

Department of Road Traffic Directorate has now opened a new office at City Centre in Lilongwe that will help ease congestion at its Old Town offices in the Capital City.

Motorists will no longer have to queue at the Department of Road Traffic and Safety Services (DRTSS) for vehicle inspection for issuance of certificate

Motorists will no longer have to queue at the Department of Road Traffic and Safety Services (DRTSS) for vehicle inspection for issuance of certificate

In a statement the directorate says the City Centre office will handle issuance of licences and COF among key activities.

The directorate says it will soon open another office in Blantyre after Escom has installed electricity to ease congestion at its Ginnery Corner office in the commercial city.

Motorists have complained of slowness at the directorate and officials blamed this on new machines installed to curb corruption which is severe at the directorate.

A few months ago, ministry of Transport Francis Kasaila spent the whole day at the directorate on Blantyre when he went there to renew his driving licence and assured Malawians that the system would be improved.

Some surveys have put traffic police as the most corrupt government department followed by the Road Traffic Directorate whose employees become overnight millionaires after they join these government departments.

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Kkkkkkk Road thafiki ya pa Malawi.


Most stupid department I have ever seen. Imagine a certain mr banda in zomba. He shouts at customers like he is speaking to his child at home. Please remove him from the department. I beg u who are in authority. He is not fit to work with people. First thing please make sure the available resources are efficient and then do a research to see how the available services can be improved. Otherwise I am afraid the new centre will not improve anything.


Good development, I hop to see u openining more offices in other districts. I,ll now go to renew my licence, it expired 4 months ago!

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People get it wrong! You do not open a supermarket when you can’t even manage a hawker! The biggest problem with you Road Traffic guys is efficiency. U are so pathetically inefficient that one wonders if at all you even know or understand ur job. You are so slow in your duty, one wonders whether you are being forced to do your work yet munafunsira nokha. Should having a car be a source of problem? Should one be tortured coming to your office for at least two weeks just to renew their COF or register a car? You think anthu… Read more »
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Traffic cops? They are a bunch of thieves whose eyes are always preying for the next prey so they can get the half down money in theor pockets. Bastards. No one can do anything to challange the cops when they want to fine you for nothing. I got fined fo speeding when the yraffic officer didnt even have a speed cam.
The judicial syst is too time consuming to challange the whore wearing a whIte head.


Perhabs you could have specified exactly where at city centre, or close to what building or road, city centre is just very wide. As much as Nyasa times does a great job in giving us the news I however find it important that when a journalists comes with a story they should present their name. Not just Nyasa times reporter, to me as a reader it doesn’t carry trust and authoritative source. We can use your stories and findings in other fields of research and so your authorship is always important.


Solve network issues.Procure uniform for staff.Otherwise its a good initiative.


People still get the drivers licence at k150000 in Lilongwe thru the back door.Shame on DPP GOVERNMENT.

Titus scot

Good move, we will now go to renew our licences at City Centre. Congratulations Road Traffic Directorate!


Just opening another office without improvement on your network will not solve the problems at your office. A house full of corrupted minded staff.

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