The Parliamentary Committee on Transport has appealed to the Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services to ban small minibuses particularly Vanettes and bongos.
Speaking after touring the road traffic office in Lilongwe, the committee argued that the minibuses are not in standard to provide public transport services in the country.
The Chairperson of the committee Victor Mbewe said these minibuses are prone to kill more people once they are involved in accidents.
“The laws are there, they are just to be enforced small minibuses are not supposed to be operating as commuters in the country,” said Mbewe.
For several times, Malawi government has been removing taxes on importation of buses saying it is a recipe for disaster especially to minibus business.
After replacements of duty on the big buses, many private businesses operators opted to import small buses that that have little space for passengers.