Theft of fuel coupons worries Malawi Finance minister

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe has conceded there is a syndicate involving drivers and others involved in issuance of fuel coupons that is conniving with petrol attendants to sell fuel coupons.

Gondwe:  We will deal with the matter

Gondwe: We will deal with the matter

“We know that the government fuel coupons are being put to wrong use,” said Gondwe.

Government drivers and other officials involved in fuel connive with fuel attendants in filling stations where the fuel coupons are sold and fuel not put in government vehicles, another form of common theft in government offices.

Gondwe said Capital Hill is aware of the common theft and has put in place measures to catch the thieves and put the malpractice to a stop.

“We will not stop the coupon system but we will catch those involved,” said Gondwe who described this as sensitive but the government will deal with the matter.

It is feared that ambulance and police vehicle drivers might be involved in the malpractice, rendering the public service down.

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inspect the motor vehicle mileage to see if the amounts of fuel drawn by these drivers tally with the distance covered. a wononga ma odometer haha ha pa Malawi. Employ government vehicle tracking system so that you are able to know where, who, and how the vehicle is being used. Pamene zafikapa pa Malawi pawonongeka basi ngati osamwesana mchape kuti mbava zife, umbava upita pasogolo zedi.


They are following your footsteps Mr Minister. When you steal how do you expect your subjects to remain innocent.

Achanda Atonga

Not only in Gvt Mr. Finance minister, even pvt sectors zikuchitika.
One day i went to Zomba for an official visit, i saw a G4s vehicle packed mu mpanda wa primary school akuchosa mafuta, a polisi aja amapelekeza atangoima apo
The other day again i saw a vehicle belonging to MalawiSun Hotel akugulisa mafuta pa Studio K pa Kamba ku BT….

Cheyo the real northerner
Cheyo the real northerner



This is more than cashgate x1000


a bwana mukulimbana ndi ma K2 pamene ma million mukudya inu? mukulakwa kwambiri koma


Like father like son! These are small amounts. Talk about catching big fish in cashgate or else keep quite ash!

Murupale pa Thyolo

Makamaka ma driver a nduna ndiye mbava zenizeni za fuel.


Ndiye akakudyereni kuti ogwira ntchito m’bomawo. Ma salary ake amenewa ndiye munthu fuel uli naye usachite OPEC? Forward with fuel debit card-money exchange system. Tikanatuwa patauni pakadapanda fuel card. This involves all of us who are connected to vehicles so palibe nkhani – drivers, Office Supervisors, Directors, PS’s, judges, ministers, (and their deputies), DC’s, and their concubines


You give a minister and PS 1500 litres of fuel, simple way is reconcile distance covered vis a vis fuel used this is a no brainer.

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