Delay of minibus terminal construction worries MOAM

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Minibus Owners Association of Malawi (MOAM) has expressed concern over the delay of the commencement of the minibus terminal construction projects in Blantyre and Lilongwe.

Speaking to Malawi24, MOAM General Secretary Coxley Kamange said work on the projects was supposed to commence in June 2015.

Kamange said the project in Blantyre is delaying due to court injunctions which Blantyre City Council (BCC) and K and N obtained in years ago.

According to Kamange, they are wondering why the BCC obtained the injunction since they already discussed issue and the council agreed to sell the land to MOAM in order to start the project.

“It is assumed that the BCC is holding the land to sell to other people who do not have vast project as theirs,” said Kamange.

The MOAM general secretary however uttered that they will just buy land from elsewhere in Blantyre and will do the same in Lilongwe in order to construct the minibus terminals.

“We have already managed to buy land in Lilongwe for the project and are also hoping to buy another piece of land in Blantyre,” he said.

He finally said that they are hopeful that the long awaited project will commence as soon as possible in Blantyre and in Lilongwe.

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  1. The City Council should look into long term plans for transportation system in the city. Our roads are very congested because we are using small minibuses carrying up to 16 passangers. To make sure all people get to work on time, we need up to ten minibuses to carry only 160 people. I the city were to introduce city line buses, only on or two buses could ferry this figure. How much parking space would be saved? How about congestion on the roads with only two buses on instead of ten. City authorities, please check on this. Much as we appreciate people are doing business, it comes at a cost. Someone walking will be faster than one riding a minibus in the very near future.

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