The Office of the President and Cabinet has ordered police officers to impound government vehicles running on the roads.
Government wants the vehicles to be used by the Malawi Electoral Commission for this month’s elections.
Chief Secretary to government Mr. Lloyd Muhara said this in a circular dated 6th May addressed to controlling officers and heads of departments as well as chief executive officers of parastatals, city council bosses, district commissioners and the police.
The circular follows a request by Muhara to principal secretaries, chief directors, heads of constitutional bodies and chief executives of parastatals to release vehicles for the May 21 elections.
Muhara said in the circular that he had noted a positive response from some and a lack of cooperation from others.
“In view of this slow response, the Malawi police has been directed to impound all government vehicles running on roads from 10th May and deliver them to Office of the President and Cabinet, except those holding letter of exception from this office,” Muhara said
He then warned the civil servants against hiding vehicles in garages saying those caught will face disciplinary action.