By Jones Chikazunga
The government has given all motorcycle taxi operators an ultimatum to insure their motorcycles, Akometsi understands.
The operators have been given a 2-month challenge to do the exercise, failing which, the law will take its course.
“[As government], we are giving all the [motorcycle] kabaza operators a mandate that they should insure their motorcycles in the next 60 days”
Meanwhile, wearing of helmets is still compulsory, this according to Minister of Homeland Security Richard Chimwendo Banda.
“This will help themselves and their customers during accidents, that they will be covered and compensated accordingly,” said the minister.
On the same, he emphasized the great need for all the operators to be wearing helmets each every time they are on the road.
“Helmets are of no excuse at all much as we all know they are protective stuff. You cannot say you are enjoying your right without being responsible on the other hand.”
Yesterday, operators in Lilongwe took it to the streets in protest against the decision, arguing they must be given enough time to do the exercise.
Motorcycle kabaza operation has, for the recent time, been almost every Jim and Jack’s business in most districts of the country.