Vehicle Inspection Stations (VIS) Association has engaged the Parliamentary Committee on Transport and Public Infrastructure to facilitate the importation of the Malawi Traffic Information Systems (Maltis) server from South Africa.
At a meeting which took place last Monday at Parliament, the association’s chairperson Owen Malijani said its members are facing challenges providing services due to Maltis problems.
He said by now, Movesa Fisher Consultants, who were contracted by government to develop Maltis, should have handed over the system to government but the system is still being operated from South Africa.
Said Malijani: “We don’t understand why, because the contract was for one year and it elapsed years ago yet the server is still in South Africa instead of being managed in Malawi.
“This affects our operations because Movesa Fisher Consultancy works only two days a week.”
On his part, the parliamentary committee chairperson Uchizi Mkandawire said the committee will inspect the stations to appreciate the challenges and find solutions to the problems.
“We gave them an audience and they have given us their grievances. So, we will visit their stations to see the challenges on our own and see what we can do, otherwise their concerns are genuine,” he said.
VIS was formed by private vehicle inspectors stations who issue vehicle Certificates Of Fitness on behalf of the Department of Road Traffic and Safety Services.
Efforts to talk to Movesa proved futile as their phone went unanswered and WhatsApp messages were not replied to.