The Parliamentary Committee on Natural Resources and Climate Change says the government-owned National Oil Company of Malawi (Nocma) should have a lion’s share in fuel importation.
The above was suggested in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, which saw slowed importation of fuel, leaving the country to count on a few months reserves of fuel. The committee’s chairperson Welani Chilenga emphasized that the pandemic is a lesson for Malawi to learn from in terms of having massive fuel reserves. However he also acknowledged the challenges that Nocma faces in fuel importation, but his call was justified nonetheless.
“We think Malawi fuel has to be loaded at Mbeya as opposed to Dar es Salamm, which is 1 000 kilometres from Karonga,” suggested Chilenga, offering faster and effective means of importing fuel into the country.