BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-Malawians must forget about the promised land under President Lazarus Chakwera’s Tonse administration with the current economic turmoil the nation is going through in nine months in power.
In just nine months in power Chakwera’s Tonse has hiked fuel prices despite noisy he was making during the campaign that his leadership will reduce the pump prices once are in power. Why now?
On Monday, March 8, 2021 prices of fuel in Malawi gone up again, less than three months after another hike in December last year.
According to Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) Petrol has increased from MK834.60 to MK899.20 representing 7.74%, Diesel from MK826.40 to K898.00 representing 8.66 % and Paraffin from MK613.20 to MK719.60 representing 17.5%.
The price of Gas has also been increased from MK1, 880 per Kilogramme to MK1,880 to MK1,952 representing 3.83%.
MERA spokesperson, Fitina Khonje, said the new prices are due to a rise in prices on the international market and the depreciation of the Malawi Kwacha.
The last fuel hike in December last year led to protests by minibus drivers who argued that the fuel price hike coupled with the limit on number of passengers was affecting their business.
Malawians are slowly loosing trust and hope in Chakwera’s Tonse government.
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