Mount Meru banned from importing fuel to Malawi

Mount Meru

The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) has banned one of the country’s fuel importers, Mount Meru Petroleum Company Limited.

According to a press statement made available to Malawi24, signed by the MERA’s acting Chief Executive Officer, Ishmael Chioko, the company has failed to remit levies as per the law.

Mount Meru
Mount Meru stopped from importing fuel to Malawi. (Image credit Panoramio)

The energy regulator says the decision to suspend the Mount Meru from importing fuel to Malawi was discussed at an extra ordinary meeting in March this year.

MERA says that the petroleum company was doing contrary to the laws of the country on fuel importation.

“Kindly be informed that the board of Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) at its 35th extra ordinary meeting held on 24th March 2017 resolved that the importation license granted to Mount Meru Petroleum Company Limited, be suspended. The company has failed to remit levies as required by the law. Mount Meru Petroleum Company was accordingly informed of this decision.” Reads part of the statement.

The statement adds that since the suspension up to date, Mount Meru is not supposed to continue importing fuel into the country until its license is reinstated by MERA.

Apart from Malawi, Mount Meru’s is also operational in Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda and Kenya.



  1. Please please is open sentence ‘ they have to renew contract ‘. Stop thinking politics. We need to know our poor and bad economy is originated by land rocked and no mines. We can’t move out of these forever.

  2. Does this govt have a crisis solving tactics than what it does in most crisis! Always has an impromptu hash decisions in solving problems without thinking of the aftermath! Unima issue is one of the issues rushing to closing without seeing the other side of the coin before the action is taken! Shamelessly it’s boosting of fulfilling all what people voted it for! My God!

  3. Chawaona nchani a MERA? Aledzera? Ndiye ogwira ntchito kmeneko awapatsa ina? Komanso mt meru imafika mpaka ku mamidzi ndiye ife akumudzi ndi mageneretor komanso mithuthuthu tikapeza kt mafuta? IDIOTS!

  4. I wonder if they considered those people that earn a living from this company that had been banned, and my question is wasn’t there another way of sorting out that issue?

    consider our fellow Malawians that are depending on that company to survive.

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