Government has bow down to Truck Drivers demand by reducing their passport fee from K120, 000 to K60, 000.
Government’s decision follows a meeting that was held by a number of cabinet ministers and representatives from Truck drivers association.
Recent days ago, the truck drives, threatened to take to the streets if their demands are not put into consideration and action.
On Thursday, Transport Ministry spokesperson Andrew Mthiko said that they were already addressing the drivers’ concerns; citing removal of category test on their licenses.
Sources say effective 1st August government has agreed to work out on four concerns raised of removing fees on COVID license and drivers examination upgrading licence.
On passport and salaries Government has promised to work on the plea from next week.
Meanwhile, legal advisor for the professional Truck Drivers Silver Ayuba James is present to scrutinize the MOU.
Major Mkandawire, President for the union says minister of homeland security has assured to have unconditional release for drivers who were arrested in the morning
However, the meeting almost got disrupted as police reportedly moved in to stop some truck drivers who threatened to start protests at Kanengo.
Cabinet Ministers involved in the meeting are Deputy Transport Minister, Nancy Chaola Mdooko, Homeland Security Minister Richard Chimwendo Banda, Civic Education and National Unity Minister Timothy Mtambo and Energy Minister Newton Kambala
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