Malawi Government has asked motor vehicle dealers to help it reduce the number of old vehicles on the market to curb environmental degradation due to high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Speaking in Blantyre on Friday at the official opening of Toyota Malawi (Tmal) refurbished parts outlet, Minister of Transport and Public Works Francis Kasaila observed that reconditioned cars are contributing significantly to high levels of CO2 emissions in the country.
He said the problem can be resolved if dealers sell new vehicles at affordable prices.
Kasaila also asked dealers to reduce prices on genuine spare parts, saying this would help make more vehicles road worthy.
Tmal managing director Arvinder Reel said the opening of refurbished parts outlet is a manifestation of the company’s commitment to improving the quality of customer service delivery and development of local the transport sector.
He said being the sole distributor of Toyota vehicles and Hino trucks with a market share of about 50 percent, the company is always challenged to be a pacesetter.