The leader of UTM made the speech on UTM meeting which recently took place in Karonga. One of the main problems which he solved to lift this inexplicable increase in prices for fuel. Before MERA made the statement for adjustment in 6 percent of fuel prices in the country. And Collins Magalasi MERA’s top boss made the statement that Malawi will buy some amount of cheap fuel.
Having addressed all audience of Chilima said that Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) illegally supports this increase without any reasons on it. According to him, it is very strange to observe such behavior of the prices only in Malawi while in all world markets price of oil falls. Chilima confirmed a fact that kwacha loses the positions in relation to other currencies, but to solve a problem of depreciation of kwacha in the market increasing of prices, it is not a solution.
“Fuel prices should go back where they were, this is not an issue we should be wasting time arguing on, just reduce those prices right now,” – Vice President said. He also added that more lie does not want from MERA, on the contrary the whole country deserves adequate explanations.
In the speech the vice president also addressed inhabitants of Karonga, having promised to be taken by development of this place if he is elected next year and to achieve the status of the city for Karonga as it is the large economic center in the country. These words and proposals of the vice president were supported by most of the present citizens.
Increase in prices for fuel in Malawi disturbs not only Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima, but also Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa whom is also in confusion because of such economic situation. He is concerned by the fact of price increase almost twice because now even bishops will be forced to go on foot to parishioners.