Road Traffic Officials In BT Pocketing K 2500 From Poor Malawians To Produce Their COFs,TRN Cards
It has been revealed that officers at Blantyre’s Road traffic are enormously involved in corrupt practices.A visit by our reporter uncovered that officers in room4 where COFs, Trn Cards and relevant car documents are printed have been pocketing money from people that do not want to be on the lines.These people are paying MK 2,500.00 per document.
‘We have been told that there are problems between the bank networks and that of traffic as such it takes hours before the system recognises your payment. This then has created panic and crookedness at Road traffic in Blantyre.’ Said our source.
‘The strange thing is once we are on the queue waiting for our documents to be printed, officers from other rooms do come through the back door of Room 4 and bring with them a lot of bank deposit slips. The officers are able to print off the documents of the absent people without requiring them to place their thumb or finger for identification. We are made to wait for hours and hours while officers pocket 2500 kwacha from their clients.’ Revealed our source.
‘We challenge the ACB or the minister responsible to secretly come and investigate this. Why should we be forced to buy the TRN card when the officers are making us pay to print without the card? Is the network problem indeed genuine?’ questioned a sad client from Blantyre.
Investigations by our reporter indeed revealed this malpractice especially at the Blantyre office where a lady called Tapiwa was seen receiving cash from the back window at Road traffic and was in return printing documents alongside another lady on counter 2.
The door leading into Room 4 at Road traffic in Blantyre was marked ‘Strictly no Entry by outsiders and even officers that are not members of this room.’ However the older is not being followed and there is an influx of officers entering the room with various bank deposit slips.
This indeed has caused congestion at the directorate and also reveals a rot in morals at the Road traffic Department in Blantyre.
President Mutharika has recently warned any public officer involved in corrupt practices that they will face the law.And these are officers who are tarnishing the image of the government and the directorate,therefore we call upon relevant authorities to take action.