The National Oil Company of Malawi-Nocma has appealed against fuel transporters in the country staging protests and seeking court interventions when they have issues if Malawi is to foster efficient fuel hauling and security.
Nocma’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer Hellen Buluma has made the appeal today in Lilongwe during a consultative meeting with the transporters, on its 2020/21 fuel supply plans and the role of the transporters.
Buluma said roundtable discussions can enhance their working relationship, which Nocma has assured the transporters that henceforth, 86% of business contracts will be awarded to local transporters if both sides agree and put things in order, by ending unnecessary restrictions to the industry.
Malawi consumes 1.7 million litres of fuel everyday, with a munimum and maximum need of 15 million dollars and 25 million dollars respectively as costs per month.
The meeting comes against the background of the recent strike by truck drivers and transporters against among other reasons, government’s awarding of contracts to foreign companies.