Transporters, Nocma at loggerheads over contracts: Ninkawa threatens job loses

Association of Professional Drivers is accusing the State-owned National Oil Company of Malawi (Nocma) of sidelining local transporters in preference for foreign transporters.

Malawi fuel tankers

The chairman of the association Leonard Sitima said the association members will take drastic action against NOCMA over the issue.

“If you go and check now, you will find that only foreign transporters are given the contracts to transport fuel. This is unfair. NOCMA is collapsing the local transport industry,” he said.

Sitima said the association members intends to block all loading points and if the worse comes to the worst, block the entry points as well.

Transporter Iqbar Mohammed of Ninkawa said he will be retrenching some of his staff if NOCMA continues to sideline his transport company.

But NOCMA spokesperson Terephorous Chigwenembe disputed this, saying all transporters local and foreign are treated equally.

He said every year, an evaluation is done to find out which companies did better and which ones did not, based on the results, he said, some transport companies are dropped.

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Apawo
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Apawo

What Malawian transporters need to know is that NOCMA do invite tenders for the supply of FUELS. This is done in compliance to ODPP guiding laws and rules. When a supplier WINs the contract on CIF Mzuzu, Lilongwe or Blantyre, it means the supplier sources their own transporters using the lowest but performing transporter. Malawian transporters can not beat TZ or MZE transporters in terms of Rate per Ton per Kilometer, because of fuel price element. Fuel in DAR and Beira is cheap compared to our prices. Secondly a clause in PTA where MW ratified has it that the exporting… Read more »

pyola
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pyola

I dont sympathise with these transporters. They are derailing our economy. Nowhere a prosperous landlocked country uses trucks to ferry fuel into the country. The solution is that the country should build a pipe line from Mtwara to Nkhatabay or it should construct a railway line from Mbeya to Lilongwe. But no politician has ever raised this issue because politicians are benefiting from the current system. So NOCMA engage government to construct a pipeline or a railway line.

Khundited above.
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Khundited above.

Citizens first please, this is the only country that is our home. dpp and small bingu please just go NOW. we are tired of your nyunsensi.

nyalugwe
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nyalugwe

Malawians first!!

Cha Nyoko
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We say Stupidity of Leaders How do you enter in contract without outlining your own interests? Muziti nyokonyoko !Malawi is a poor country when Leaders are too dull to think how to manage and protect their own citizens?Even Jesus said to the Jews first then gentiles later.Kusankha mbuli zokonda ndalama.