The Malawi Traffic Information System (Maltis) continues to rake in more money for the Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services (DRTSS) with its Blantyre office beating its target by 68 percent last year.
Acting regional traffic officer for the South, Christopher Kuyera, said there has been a drastic boost in revenue collection since the new system was introduced in 2015.
“During the first half of the financial year [July to December 2016], Blantyre office collected K1.14 billion against a provisional target of K675 million, representing an over-collection of 68 percent,” he told Minister of Transport and Public Works Jappie Mhango when he toured the office on Wednesday.
He said since the introduction of the new platform, the directorate had witnessed sanity of transactions as only bona fide owners or their appointed proxies can process the business.
While praising the system for contributing to the rise in revenue collection, Mhango warned DRTSS personnel against harassing clients or motorists.
“Service delivery is of paramount importance to all of us. We hold these offices on behalf of the public and we are there to serve the interests of the public; so, if we want to give service, we must give it in a dignified manner and environment,” he said.
Maltis is a system the directorate under the Ministry of Transport and Public Works adopted in 2015 for capturing, processing and storage of traffic information. n