Demos loom over fuel price increase

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The just announced new fuel prices will be MERA’s new headache as Malawi24 has been informed that mass demonstrations will be held over the same.

Consumers Association of Malawi (Cama) has warned Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) that it will conduct a sit-in at the regulator’s offices to protest the hike of fuel prices.

Cama Executive Director John Kapito gave the warning following the recent fuel hike which he said has hit poor Malawians hard.

John-Kapito

We want protests against the hike: Kapito

The consumer rights activist said Mera was given 3 billion Kwacha for the Price Stabilisation Fund (PSF) so that it should use the money to cushion customers from impact of price adjustments.

He said his organisation will hold the demonstrations to force the regulatory authority to return the funds to government since it has failed to use the money.

“We are aware that government has written Mera to return the 3 billion Kwacha else we will stage a sit in at their offices,” said Kapito.

He further said that they are going to conduct a sit-in at Mera offices and regardless of the number of people who will be present at the scene they will not allow any Mera employee to enter their offices until they return the money.

The new fuel prices will see Petrol going at K788.30 from K743.30, Diesel at K766.90 from 722.80, and Paraffin at K609.80 from K580.40.

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42 Comments

  1. Mass demo kkkk, ilipobe muno mmalawi??? You start vocal & end up matching 5 people mutadyesedwa chisikono, stop fooling yourself. MW needs genuine freedom fighters, pple are suffering in the village

  2. U guys are missing the whole point here. Kapito is conducting the sit-in to force MERA to return the 3 billion it was given to cushion the adjustment. Having been given that money, it wasn’t supposed to hike fuel adjustments. Kapito feels that since it has adjusted anyway, then it simply means the money hasn’t been used and it should be returned to gvt. The sit-in is to force MERA return the money, not to slash the prices. Read and understand the article!

  3. inde zinthu zimayenera kukwera kapena kutsika koma zidziyang’ana percentage yokwezera. mafuta akhoza kukwera ndi 7% koma mumatha kukweza ndi 17% komwe kuli kuba nayonso transport mmalo mokweza ndi 17% yomweyo imakakweza ndi 20 anthu nkumadandaula mayendedwe.

  4. Bale kapito taziona zinthu zodzudzula,usamangoyambitsa mipungwepungwe ndizazii zomwe,uli ndichitsime chamafuta kuno,mamenyera ufulu anthu k,a apa mwanama.osanena za sugar bwanji akuchoka padwangwa ndi mchalo koma akungokwera ngati akuchoka kunja,kuchoka pa 600 kufika 800 ndiye udziti fwefwe pita museu ndianthu akowo ine ayi.

  5. palibe demo inathandiza amalawi inu mumangotokota apa basi phindu lake mene munayambila kunena za ma demo muja ndi chani chomwe a Mmalawi anawonapo kusitha

    • muzitha kuganizila penapake kumalawi anali cha m’ma 800 pomwe sa mukunenayo ali pa 11 rand pa lita nde muone pano sa ikhonza kukhala pa R13 pomwe ku malawi mumva kuti ali pa 1000 mwaona ndepena asamangoti olo kwakuti amakwela nanga kumeko mmmmm malawi amaonjeza pokweza zinthu saona kugwa kwazinthu iwo koma kukwezaaa basi.

    • Malawi ndi landlock kulibe ma ocean woti tikawoda mafuta angabwere direct timayetsa kudalira SA .Tz kapena Mozambique madooko awo ndeuganizire misonkho mmaiko amenewo kenako ayende pamagalimoto nt easy pomwe SA Amangoitanisa direct route panyanja no any misonkho masitima ndiawo

  6. People must must be schooled on automatic price adjusent ,,, when oil price goes up globally just know that malawi is no exception….so Mr kapito must know that Malawi has no money to subsidise mafuta…..

  7. kukanakhala kumaiko anzathuwa tsiku la Demo sikukanakhala kuyendesaso galimoto pa nseu ayi kapena china chili chonse chokhuza fuel /paraffin sichikanagwira ntchito.mpake anzathu boma limawamvera nsanga koma kwathuko iiiiii ovutika ndima demo ndiomwe ali okwera ma minibus basi nkumati xithu zisintha aaaaaa