Tuesday, October 13, 2015 marked a turning point in the history of public transportation in Malawi following the launch of more luxurious and state-of-the-art Super Coaches by AXA Bus Services.
Mayor of Blantyre City Noel Chalamanda said the Super Coaches and custom-designed departure lounges will tremendously contribute to the improvement of road passenger services in the country.
“There can be no doubt that the transportation sector is the most critical sector of our economy and its positive impact on our social economic life cannot be overemphasised,” said Chalamanda.
“The reality about transportation is that its future oriented. If we were planning for what we have, we are behind the curve,” he added.
He was all praises for the chairman of AGMA Holdings Limited, Mark Katsonga-Phiri, owners of AXA Bus Services, for venturing into the road passenger transport service, a sector that most Malawian companies were sceptical some nine years ago.
“I cannot help to imagine if Mr Katsonga-Phiri had not thought of setting up through humble beginnings, AXA Coach and Bus Company; a company we all are proud to be associated with today,” he said.
Katsonga-Phiri said with the support from several Banks, his company has strived and the acquisition of five buses was part of the modernisation drive and promised to add more to the fleet.