Minibus owners association of Malawi (MOAM) has pleaded with minibus owners in the country to properly maintain their minibuses.
MOAM General Secretary Coxley told Malawi24 in an interview on Monday that its aim is to have good looking minibuses operating in the country.
Kamange said minibuses that are in good condition helps to avoid accidents in one way hence he advised owners to take care of the vehicles.
Kamange said a lot of buses that are operating in country are not in good condition which causes avoidable accidents.
“We advise them to paint their minibuses and make sure that the buses have good seats and they are serviced properly which makes them be in a good state for business. Always the passengers must enjoy the transport,” he said.
A vox pop by this publication in the city of Blantyre found that most drivers are forced to go on the road and do business regardless of the conditions of their vehicles.
“This makes us to pay traffic officers for small offences by the bus along the way and to go to our bosses with a small amount of money at the end of the day because of lack of seriousness of owners,” explained one of the drivers.