Malawi government has made its decision on the proposed ban of Bongo and Vanette minibuses.
Recently, the Parliamentary Committee on Transport asked Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services to ban small minibuses particularly Vanettes and Bongos.
The Peter Mutharika administration however has turned down the calls arguing that many Malawians are doing businesses using these type of vehicles.
Government further said plans are underway to discuss with Minibus Association of Malawi to be mindful with vehicle capacities arguing that a lot of people complain of extending numbers of passengers in a minibus.
When calling for the ban, the parliamentary committee argued that small minibuses are prone to road accidents with chances of people surviving at a low rate as compared to high roof minibuses.
The committee through their chairperson Victor Mbewe said these buses are of low standard due to the way they are designed.
Mbewe further said Vanette and Bongo minibuses are supposed to be used specifically for transporting goods across the country.