Vehicle merchandisers, Stansfield Limited has cried foul over government decision to buy government cars, including top of the range luxurious vehicles for top government officials including cabinet ministers from Toyota Malawi only, saying this was retrogressive in open economy.
Stansfield’s Ronald Mollande told a local radio station, Star that his company pays taxes obediently.
Mollande said his company is involved in social services including paying of school fees for needy students at the Polytechnic and reforestation programme.
“We wonder therefore why there is this deliberate policy in government to marginalise us yet our vehicles are probably the best. The vehicles the government is currently buying need frequent mechanical checkups, ours do not need that,” he said.
Stansfield recently unveiled top of the range all either vehicles.
Meanwhile, Renault, is back on the Malawi market following the return of the French car’s franchise deal to Stansfield Motors Limited.
According to Motors general manager, Michael Khomani, they received a first consignment of the of Renault vehicles in three models namely Fluence – a 1.6 litre saloon car, Duster – a 1.6 litre, 4×2 high suspension vehicle and Koreos – a 2.4 litre engine, 4×4 vehicle.
More models are expected, including a Renault pickup which is expected to be introduced in the country in 2017, according to Khomani.
Other dealerships under Stansfield include Mercedes Benz, GWM and Yamaha.