By Dorica Mtenje

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Leader of the opposition in Malawi Parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa described the removal of 16.5% Value Added Tax (VAT) on cooking oil is baseless as the cooking oil price keeps on rising.

Nankhumwa said this during his sine die remarks on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

Cooking oil high cost

He said Malawians are still struggling to survive due high cost of living.

Nankhumwa added that it is very sad that civil servants salaries still remain the same regardless of the increase of goods prices everyday.

He therefore urged the minister of finance to find immediate alternative to resolve the issue at the ground.

However, Leader of the house Richard Chimwendo said government will see what will do will cooking oil companies regarding that they are failing to adhere to call.

Chimwendo said the cooking oil companies betrayed them as they have been pointing out VAT in their increase in price.

“Its better we could have just leave the VAT on cooking oil and allow it to help government in several projects ,” said Chimwendo.

The house has rise to sine die as it commenced on February 3 and ended on 6 April

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