Drivers in the country have petitioned parliament to address various challenges they are facing in discharging their duties.

According to Chairman of Professional Drivers Union of Malawi, Major Mkandawire, their concerns range from low pay and poor working conditions as some of the main challenges they have raised in their petition.

The drivers held a vigil at parliament today, as part of their quest to have the challenges solved.

In an interview, Mkandawire disclosed that some of their members have been unlawfully dismissed and their cases do not successfully end.

“We have pleaded with parliamentarians to address such issues which we feel are undermining our roles to national development” said Mkandawire.

The petition was received by Dedza South East lawmaker Patrick Bandawe and Lilongwe City Centre Mp, Alfred Jiya.

Earlier this year, the drivers association had also called on government to address some of the challenges they are facing in neighbouring countries like Mozambique where they claim to face abuses.

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