Sunday, March 3, 2024

Government revises tollgate fees

Chingeni Toll Plaza


LILONGWE-In response to the public outcry, the Tonse Alliance administration, under the leadership of President Lazarus Chakwera, has adjusted downward tollgate fees for motorists at Chingeni toll plaza.

The revision follows a meeting held yesterday between anti-government protests organizers and Minister of Information Gospel Kazako and other top government officials.

According to the new arrangement, fees for Minibuses have been reduced from K3500 to K2000; Buses from K8500 to K5000.

Taxis with red number plates like Sienta will be paying  K1000 while ordinary vehicles with black number plates are at K1200 from K1700.

Among the ministers who attended the meeting were Homeland Security Minister Richard Chimwendo Banda, Civic Education and National Unity Minister Timothy Mtambo, Kazako, and Minister of Justice Titus Mvalo.

The discussions took place in Lilongwe.

Ironically, Bon Kalindo, who is leading anti-government protests, has vowed to proceed with demonstrations scheduled for tomorrow in Mzuzu arguing that the government has failed to address some of the issues he is demanding.

But Kazako says some of the demands require further consultations like issues of Value Added Tax on essential goods and services.


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