Kabaza operators, Mchinji council join forces to enhance safety

By Chisomo Phiri

In a bid to improve safety and coordination between council and Kabaza operators, the Malawi Coalition for Kabaza Stakeholders and Association (MACOKASA) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mchinji District Council.

In his remarks, National Chairperson for MACOKASA, Moses Mwalabu, emphasized the association’s commitment to bringing safety and opportunities to Kabaza operators.

“We aim to provide loans and other resources to help operators develop their businesses and conduct their services in a safe and orderly manner,” he said.

Director of Administration for Mchinji District Council Hastings Mlambuzi, hailed the MoU as a milestone in maintaining order in the Kabaza business.

Mchinji Police Officer In-Charge, John Nkhoma, welcomed the association, stating that it will help Kabaza operators abide by rules and regulations.

“With MACOKASA, we can create by-laws that will safeguard operators and bring them to order,” he said.

Through the partnership, the council and MACOKASA are set to conduct awareness campaigns to educate operators about safety and regulations, promoting a safer and more coordinated Kabaza business in the district.