Post Coaches suspend Karonga trips due to Bad Condition of Chiweta Road


Businesses are expected to be affected in Karonga as Malawi Post Offices Coaches that travel between Blantyre and Karonga will suspend trips from Mzuzu to Karonga with immediate effect from Tuesday January 9, Malawi Guardian has learnt.

According to reports that we have sourced, the bus will travel for the last time to Karonga tomorrow morning.

An anonarmous source has confirmed the development with this Publication said the company will consider resuming the services when the condition of the said road improves.

“Yes it’s true that the buses will stop travelling to Karonga. Tuesday will be our last day, the bus will travel from Blantyre and we will proceed to Karonga.

“This is happening due to the condition of the road between Mzuzu and Karonga.

“It costs us much in maintenance and services of these buses due to the bad condition of the road and affected our customers as most of the times they take time to reach their destinations,” she said.

One of the Karonga based business women Carolina Mtafya worries saying they will suffer now businesses in Karonga depending on Post Coaches to travel to Lilongwe and other areas.

“This is a sad development as I always use Post Coach Buses to travel to other areas in the central and Southern region, because it’s a direct but connecting three regions,” said Mtafya.

Kingsley Kawonga a Civil Servant working at Karonga boma has asked authorities to address this to the Government.

“The question is Sososo and Captain are operating without any complain, What have seen here is that there is a political things, imagine that means they will have to relocate workers and drivers, All I want is let the Minister aware of this development since Government is having some shares in there.

“The post Coach is cheaper compared to other buses and their customer care is much better, please I am crying not only for me but for people from karonga as well,” said Kawonga.

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