Kabaza licencing, parking fees starts next year

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From 2018, not even cyclists will be using the roads for free.

In Dowa, the district Council has disclosed that it intends to introduce parking fees for bicycle taxis (Kabaza) in a bid to improve revenue collections for the council’s service delivery.

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Parking fees starts next year. (Image credit: The AfricaPaper)

The council’s new directive will see those involved in Kabaza business at Mponela, Nambuma and Lumbadzi trading centres of the district being licenced.

The Dowa District Council organised a learning tour of the joint Finance and Human Resource Service committees to the Blantyre District Council with a rationale of appreciating and learn how Blantyre District Council has managed to overturn deficit into a billion kwacha surplus over the past 5 years.

Speaking in an interview with Malawi24, the joint Finance and Human Resource Service committees chairperson Councillor Simeon Nyemba said the Blantyre success stories have led the Dowa District Council to come up with recommendations such as the use of targets and incentives in revenue collection in markets, signing of agreements with billboards owners, to ensure proper follow up on all site rentals and the development and operationalization of a revenue and enhancement strategic plan beside filling up the vacant posts in the Directorate of Finance.

Nyemba told Malawi24 that the other innovative ideas include sending revenue collectors on holiday to set new targets, no revenue collector to handle cash for business licences and the use of intact banking by all vendors in handling cash deposits for all business licences.

“The council will strive to see to it that all business licences are to be signed by the District Commissioner and Chief Accountant to avoid other people developing their own systems of gaining money by false pretence,” he said.

The councillor said business licences will only be produced on approval from the office of the Director of Finance to curb any arising malpractices saying the approach has resulted in growth of revenue from Mk40 million, 5 years ago to Mk397 million in the 2016/17 financial year for Blantyre District Council.

He expressed hope that if they fully adopt the success stories of Blantyre, the Dowa District Council’s service deliveries will no longer be the same as of today.

In 2015/16 Financial year Dowa District Council was the highest in revenue collections among councils.

 

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  2. Ameneyu ndi mbuzi ndi boma lakeli, kodi mwati munthu ameneyu ndi m’malawi? Koma ine ndakaika mwina mkutheka ndi waku Zimbabwe. Akabazawo sikuti mkufuna kuti adzinyamula anthu koma chochita chikuwasowa. Kapena mukufuna adzikuberani? Apatseni chochita chomwe angapange kuti chidziwapatsa ndalama zothandizira ma banja awo pa moyo wa tsiku ndi tsiku. Kapena adzikaotcha makala? Mudzawalandanso mukuti akuononga chilengedwe. Kapena adziphika Thobwa mkumagulitsa? Agule ndani Thobwa lotentha poti magetsi chizimireni sabata yathaaa. Tizunzeni koma dziwani kuti kufuula kwa nkhalamba yomwe siili pantchito komanso madandaulo aanthu mtheradi mudzapita ngati m’bale wanu uja……….

  3. I wish we had another malawi somewhere!
    This spirit of stealing now is walking barefooted in malawi. Malawi government please we didnt want to be poor but the spirit of poverty dont wantvto release us. Its pity kuti evrn government nowcisctrying to help this spirit of poverty to attack us

  4. This is sad,these people are trying to make a living instead of being thieves,thugs ,and really the gorvment wants them to pay?? And cycling wt extra weight it’s no easy,this isn’t fair

  5. ufiti ulipodi sure and kutamba masana.guyz mmene amavutikira wakabaza muziberanxo? do u.know hw much they get per day?enanxo njinga sizawo amagwira ngt ntchito.mmmmmm whr z Malawi heading to now? eishhhhhhh God hv mercy.

  6. Koma dziko ili likhala apolisi a pamseu, you won’t to collect every thing. Ngakhale woyenda pansi akama lowa mtauni azilipira entry fee. Eeeeeee. Za chamba kulemeletsa apolisi .Asilikali ndi alonda a G4S akusaukilabe. Zaziiii.

  7. Malawians osasekerela zopusazi malo athu omwe mwatilanda kale mwati tizilipila nde mufunanso tizilipira ndi pa mphavu zathu zomwe kofi mumatifyesera ndinu mmakomo mwathumu

  8. Ukakhala pa bwino usamati kunja kulibe mavuto, sichifukwa kuti ndinu a nduna kapena muli ndi udindo wabwino ma allowance dairy nde muziona ngati zobse zili bwino ndi ena onse

  9. Dziko lapànsi lili mmanja mwa satana ndichifukwa chakeso anthu zachisoni anasiya nanga wakabaza abale mmene amavutikira kupalasa njinga mkumati azikhomera a!!!!!! akuika malamuloyo pokhala pake ana ake xool fees galimoto yoyendera zonse zaboma ali phee!!!!!! Angakhale ndi chisoni uyu a!!!!! mulungu akakunyekezani ngati muzamwalire musanalape.

  10. ngati dziko likukuvutani kulamulira muwapase ena ali ndi mnzeru za u munthu ndi utsogoleri wamaso mphenya agalu inu mwatikwana sono kuzima kwa magesi dairy,apanso mwatulusanso K5000 yapepala lero muli pa akabanza mkuncha mudzafika pa okhoma mabosi.kagwereni uko mkamwa mwamatewemo.mbuzi za atsogoleri inu

  11. ngati dziko likukuvutani kulamulira muwapase ena ali ndi mnzeru za u munthu ndi utsogoleri wamaso mphenya agalu inu mwatikwana sono kuzima kwa magesi dairy,apanso mwatulusanso K5000 yapepala lero muli pa akabanza mkuncha mudzafika pa okhoma mabosi.kagwereni uko mkamwa mwamatewemo.mbuzi za atsogoleri inu

  12. Adzayambe utolela msonkho akamata phula miseu .Miseu yamawenje .Palibe chifukwa chopelekela msonkho.Ufiti sungapose apa .

  13. Adzayambe utolela msonkho akamata phula miseu .Miseu yamawenje .Palibe chifukwa chopelekela msonkho.Ufiti sungapose apa .

  14. Gyz kod ndan ameneanapta kusukulu kut akadzaphuZila azakhla wakambaza nang zabwela nd yanizot AKABAZA azayambe kulipila nsokho ngat kut tchito yawo amangokhla, sindiye kut zimene linanena BAIBULO akukwanilisa zot (Munth azAdya thukuta lake) npaka kuyamba zomawalipilisa ngat kut Njinga zimene amagwilisa tchito amachta RENT…..tiganizepo bwino………..

  15. Ingotiphani amphwawife agalu inu tichitenji kuti tioneke abwino Kwa inu?????? Kungoyamba kuna ma voti mpaka pano mubenso Kwa wakabaza????? Eeeeeeeh chitaniko mantazi anthu inu ndithu aaaaaaah mwaonjeza.

  16. mmmmm zaka 52 malawi adakama ndalama pano mwayamb kulimban ndi akabaza malawi kd watan ok tiwona 2019,km chifundo mulibe atsogoleri inu kenako tiyamba kudula mtsokho udzu omwe timaika panyumba pan2

  17. Every Jim and Jack should also contribute to the budget. Osasonkha asadye. But shameless individuals will squander this money and go untouched. Shame. Are you really Malawians?

    • In a country where there is a social and economical injustice its only poor people who pays penalties of few rich and greedy people. The vast gap that currently exists between the rich and everyone else is not the product of some inexplicable natural phenomenon. It is, rather, the result of “unfair economic policies that benefit those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. Hence the gap between poor and rich goes wider and wider.

      If we go in houses of these bicycle taxis drivers its when you will understand the evil chain of reaction of corruption and greedness.

      If you go through on second paragraph, it end with very pathetic reasoning “…a bid to improve revenue collections for the council’s service delivery”. Its like what again!? Malawians are already paying too much taxes that can be used to do more about so called town/city/district concils. Thats robbery done by government through its startutories to its citizens who have left with a single drop of life to survive. I mean,,,There are already fees that these KaBaza drivers pay to their respective councils before operating their businesses…are those fees not enough for them??

      Mundiuze kuti alembe zikwangwani nkuika malo amene akaBaza asamaime ndipo opezeka ataimapo(atapangapo park) adzalipitsidwa.That makes sense. Some of these by-laws are nothing other than blackouts.

      My opnion: they(councils) are doing it kuchepetsa chiwerengero cha akabaza. But thats just an aftermath of economical crisis. They should get along with it.

  18. Koma pa malawi nde kwanyanya! Kenako onse opha mbewa azipanganso register, total madness feel sorry for these poor pipo and tax these bloody indian tax dodgers!

  19. Shame on you All So-called Top Government officials. Thats what really happens when you vote for Leaders outside Prayers. Because of high rate of Poverty, we are easily fooled and brown away by Perishable Campaign materials. When a politician comes with A packet of Sugar and Two fritters (mandasi) then we all run and vote for him. Because of foolishness which is interwoven with Grinding poverty at large made us vote for leaders with no hearts for people. There is absolutely nothing we can Do on our own without the help of Prayer. We need to have a Discerning spirit on our leaders when they come for campaign. We must not forecast on what he has carried materially for us but what he is going to offer beyond Sugar he is willing to give us today. Only if these leaders can strip down the Pants of a Kabaza Man. They will have the shock of their life to See Zikundu mmatako kulimba because of trying to put Bread on the table for their Families. Remember life is all about the choices we make everyday. If we continue to vote foolishly we will alwez reap foolishly. This is as a result of foolish vote we casted yesterday. So the ball is in our court in 2019.

  20. Zilibwino…komanso kuli ma business ambiri mu dziko muno omwe enewake amangopanga phindu osapereka mnsonkho. Boma lichitepo kanthu. Mnsonkho usangonkhala Wa anthu ogwira ntchito, Malawi ndiwatonse.

  21. Achitabwino there no future in this business, it just promote laziness, during Kamuzu time these people were having good life through farming and related activities instead of spending the whole day alongside the road looking for peanuts, get a life. Please government, ban Kabaza in Malawi it’s degrading

  22. mmmmmm too bad, we are buying our own country. hahahaha. registercard expiring date,driving license, nanga chiphanso chauzika!!!! Malawi wandikanika bola akagwere kudoko la Msanje,kuti mwina bomali alamuleko awa

  23. Zachambatu izi tikumachita manyazi ndiife tilimaiko akunja anthu akuno akangoona izi tikumachita manyadzi kwambili
    Plz don’t do that it’s not gud for as

  24. Hahaha kugulitsa ma company aboma mkusauka kenako mkumalimba ndi anyamata a kabaza. You old people you should be ashamed of this nonsense you did to this country. Sheeee

  25. I do agree on Kabaza because these people raise a lot of money,If a barbershop man pay so wat about kabaza.even landbill should go a head ,they dot pay tax but manage to raisen mk 90000 at a months.

  26. DPP why always milking a thin cow,sucking from the poor pipo.This is money hungry party.Shame on U!!

  27. wayambisa zausiruzi ndndan??????kod kwenkwen akufuna kt OSAUKA AZINGOFA asamakhare mkathu kalikonse?????zofoira basi………

  28. amalawi mutengerepo phunziro kuvotera aGALU kuti azikusogorerani .mbewa zanji zopanda manyazi mupakana njinga yakapalasa musonkho .zayamba kusowa ndalama muboma zija mumaba nthawizonse eti …..mwanya nayo pakamupeni akazabwera ameneyo miyala gayezi ….paja kumalawi mifuti zimasowa

  29. Tangomangani misewo yamakono nkuyika ma toll gate or ngati mukufuna kumapeza ndalama mokwanira ku traffic department. Koma kumbali ya a Kabanzawa mmmmmm, I agree azilipira msonkho komanso ena mayendedwe a pa msewu sawadziwa mkonze njira yowaphunzisira kayendedwe ka pa msewu ndikuwapangira ma licence awo awo.

  30. Kwa Ine makamaka vice President Saouls Chilima ndi mamuona ngati wachinyamata koma chidebe cha munthu zili zonse eeeeeee bwana

  31. Boma uli silikukondwa kuopa muthu osauka amanyamusofi ngakhale kajumbo ka bonus,koma koma shine ndinjala basi kuti aziwalambira bwiino.

  32. Kkkkkkkkkkkk tiziona amalawife mpaka njinga yakapalasa nde zausilutu kodi ku tsogoloko simtsutsana mkamakambilana nkhani ngati izi kkkkkk

  33. Kkkk mavotelavotela mwavotela nazo mavuto iyeyutu akutengela za kwawo Ku mozambiki akufuna azibwelese kuno sopano

    • Nsewu uja awusandutsa olipilitsa tsopano….Timvanso pompano kut amene mukungoyendamo ,muzipereka kenakake….Ndalama ili pa minga ndithu….Awa ndingawapose ndithu kupeza njira zotukulira dziko….Anyamata a machenji ngat awa kuchita kuwafinya pakhosi chonchi mmmmm….kkk

  34. Ine ndimodzi wamakani ndi boma ili koma apa pokha boma likufuna kupha anthu.Inu munthu akuyesesa kuti mwina mwake apeze thandizo,mukugwira pakhosinso.Mmalo mowalimbikitsa aziwala umphawi wawo kuti anakuvoterani mukudya bwino iwo akusauka powapatsa njinga zamoto.Ine sindikumvesa:Wakabaza azilipira CHANI??.Tsiku linatu amalawife tizatopa ndipo chauta azatithandizira mkwiyo.AYI ZABWINO ZONSE TENGANI ZIKHALE ZANU.

  35. everyday things ar getting worse,worse under this government;k5,000.00 bank note,blackouts,corruption,low maize prices,now msonkho wa njinga,mawa azalamulanso aliyense wobvala nsapato azikhoma msonkho,CRY 4 OUR BELOVED MALAWI ,

  36. let wakabaza atukuke kuti maybe azagule galimoto Kut muzayambeno kumudula bwino msokho osati kuyambira level imeneyi ndie you expect kuti angatukuke

  37. Ndipo mukadzawavoteranso 2019…msonkho udzakhala mpakana pa oguza wheelbarrow; ngolo …
    First of all, boma adziunika kaye kuti anthuwa patsiku amakhala akupanga ndalama zochuruka bwanji; nanga akachotsa ya ma spareparts plus kukonzetsa amakhala kuti atsala ndi yochuruka bwanji;
    Zimawawa kuti amalimbikira chonchi kutolera misonkho ya amphawi ndipo ndlamazi nkumasunga mma Expand mnyumba zawo yet people are lacking conducive environment with well improved roads and infrastructure for boosting their business; better social services in terms of electricity; clean water ;etc.
    Amvereni Chifundo anthu akumudzi…

  38. The government is failing to strike a balance in the economy, with these policies which are always aiming at reducing disposable income from people, not even big companies will survive coz pple will have no money to spend. Take an example of Sweden and netherlands, they knew that in timee of crisis the best way is to increase the disposable income of people and raise the base for indirect taxes. I wonder what our gvt thinks sometimes.shame

    • Good question. Misewu yake yomweyi amatukwanidwa ndi ma driver agalimoto ngati agaluyi? It can only work if special pavements are constructed for them like other countries do else it’s totally impractical

  39. KODI INU A DPP NOKHA MUKAKHALA MOTI SIMUKUDZIWA KUTI KUKHWIMITSILA FUNDO ANTHU OSAUKA NGATI KUNENEKU NDI CHIMODZI MODZI KUWAWUZA KUTI ASADZAKUVOTELENINSO???????

  40. kwathu sipadziko tengani zonse zikhare zanu, Toy Car ya mwana wanga mufunaso nsonkho. mwalowanu kuba sopano mkaka ndi uchi wakumalawi uja ulikuti?

  41. Kod boma likufuna kudya thukutha LA anthu??????zimenezo ndy zopusa bcz ngat tikugwilisa ntchito magazi popalasa njinga inu muli nenga mipando. Tizaona

  42. achakulungwa mpaka ni njinga sya kapalasa komela nsongo wa pa nsewu kkkkkkkkk.Basi dziko langa lafikano pena pake,akutinso mpaka Bushiri akufuna kugula Eskom?sha !!!

  43. Kenako muyambanso msonkho wachamwaka. Don’t re-introduce colonial laws in this era in the name of widening revenue collection. Think of other means not milking the poor people. This is outrageous!

  44. Mmalo moti mudzikamba zoti anthu akabaza akuvutika boma ligawa njinga zamoto kuthandizila business yawo koma mukufunaso akugaileniko kochepa komwe amapezako God please help Malawi and take out its poverty

  45. Mozambique have this already. both anjinga zopalasa and motorbike pay nsonkho but in malawi coz is new, look at the comments. ha..ha..ha..ha.

    • Thank u for your question. i might not dwell on it but let me remind u that for our country to develop, it needs u and me to contribute something. it cud be either money or any means. malawi is the only country in southern africa that gives most of its services free of charge. Malawians always depend on the government to do things for them instead of doing the opposite. we demand good roads,markets, hospitals and etc but we dont have them coz of lack of funds. Lets change our mindset.

    • these policies are not to be brought in when there is a financial challenge in the economy as it is now, your argument is perfectly ok but right now gvt should rather consider more on indirect taxes like VAT. coz powafinya anthu now kandrama kocepa kale akupezako it wont make any sense.

    • I agree with u Mr.Msokera. Let me draw your attention by saying that those responsible for formulation of policies have seen the need of demanding this fee from these people who are doing this business. I believe there is an advantage . we may think of life protection to the customers and safety of their goods.

    • it’s like we’re killing one another Mr kachimanga seems like u hv lose ur sense, ,malawians ndi anthu olimbikila ntchito but look akakolola they fail to sell their produce at a productive, ,, and you said our neighbours ara already doing this when comparing plz make sure to play a good siso not looking at one angle b4

    • That’s nonsense you can’t compare Mozambique to Malawi. if that is the case kuti it will be the way of sourcing funds, bomalo likulephera ku yika ma public transport why? likulephera ku manga ma toll gates oti lizitolerela ndalama bwanji? panopa ntchito boma likulephera kuthandiza nathu kuti apeze ntchito, then munthu pawekha ukupanga kabaza as means yopezera ndalama yozithandizira then boma likati lizidula msonkho kwa anthu amenewaso? thats nonsense. zinthu mdziko muno zikulakwika coz ambiri amene akutitsogolera ndi anthu osazindikira. nde ngakhale muyambe kuwadulitsa msonkho akabaza, that will change nothing. Ndalamazo azingotidyerabe basi…

    • Thank you all for your views. I believe our views are just as good as they will benefit all of us. If I have offended someone inside my comments forgive me but it has been a good debate so far.I have enjoyed all the views from all the angles.

    • Malawi is currently loosing alot of money due to thieving politicians and government officials therefore we need not to punish these kabaza operators to pay the money which will at the end benefit few greedy thieves.

    • iweyo ukat amalawi amangodalila boma kut liziwachitila zithu iweyo ndiwe m’malawidi??? kapena ndiwe somalia wangokhalitsa kuno?? coz palibe dziko lomwe anthu amadzilimbikilila pa okha kuposa amalaw, nde ngt usali mmalawi plz stay out dis!!!

    • ndufuna ndimuuze uyu akuoneka otaikayi amve mau awa ndipo ngati ndunama titsutsane pompano os qualker mocambicano qui tem mota ou bisicaleta tem direito de pagar imposto sim tou apedir osinhor para me imformal onde e qui provincia k os taxcista de mota ou d bisicaleta so paga imposto so nao esses outro e osinhor tek saber cada pais tem legra dere wamva?

    • My time is over with this debate, …. we can not hold the same oppinion i suppose. All views whether positive or negative are equally important otherwise let us do things that will improve our livelihood. I have arleady accepted so iam wondering why others put a blame on me but its like that.

    • ok donton ndimaganiza kuti munthuyu alikumosco komuno ndunena chomchi malamulu akuno amalamula aliyense amene ali ndi njinga yamoto kapena yakapalasa kudula msonkho pachaka koma lamuloli silisankha wakabaza ekha koma aliyense yemwe alindizinthuzi ndipo ndinamupempha kuti andiuze ngati kulimzinda wina omwe amakhometsa msonkho akabaza ndipo pomali ndamuunikila kuti dziko lililonse lili ndimalamulo ake

    • Mozambique and Malawi are two different countries,don’t compare them,Malawi government amayenera kumva chisoni ndi anthu ovutika ngati akabazawo,ena sikufunakwawo kuti azitero mmmh

  46. Cut down on extravagance, unnecessary foreign trips & corruption if u want money & leave the ored impoverished pipo 2 b free in their motherland.!

  47. Kenakonso muzayamba kutiuza amituta ife kuti tizikhala ndi ma lainsence onyamulira mituta ya pamutu yomweyi ,,Mayooo!!! Malawi wangaaaa!!!!! Atate ingobweranipo muzamuweluze ekhayi uyuyo akumatchulidwa kut MALAWIYI SHA!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. What is this so called presdent up to?? kenako atigulitsa a Malawi tonse coz he likes money too much..he doesnt care about poor people..samayenera kukhala presdent in the first place..SHAME ON HIM!!

  49. Koma dziliko liko ku malawiko shaaa bola ine ndili kwa jacob zuma kuno ndipo ndizabwere kumene pitala muthalika akazamwalira kapena kutula pasi udindo muthu olephera iwe ndi sukulu yako ulibe nao dzelu

    • Ukakwera pansana pa njovu usamati pansi palibe mame.Kwanu ndi kwanu mthengo mudalaka njoka man.Mwina lero kapena mawa ugwidwa pa ukapolo wa kulindera(deportee) uzatan? Osamatha dzankamwa.

    • Bg akudziwa zimenezo ndi god bas koma ukuganiza kut wakabadza mpaka azilipira sokho mmalo mokagula zakudya pa den pake mmene ivutira kupalasa njinga muja ndiye muthalika wanuyo adzingowabwera athu kuterekoso 2019 uzamuvotera eeett

  50. Mmmmm nde mukuti anthu wamba mavuto awo awachepetsa bwanji.Inu zoona muziwanyambitilanso akabanza anthu oti akukhetsa thukuta lochuluka kuyesesa kuthandiza mawanja awo ndiye muziwabelanso?.That’s witchcraft guys.

  51. kkkk After 5 pin then mukameso wakabaza inu chikho ichi mmm Malawi wachilemela God have mercy on my mother malawi

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