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Association of motorcycle taxi drivers says delivery of gasoline subsidy cards starts this Monday

The president of the Association of Bikers and Transporters of Angola (Amotrang) said that this Monday the delivery of cards to taxi drivers and motorcycle taxi drivers who will benefit from public support for the price of gasoline has been scheduled.


Bento Rafael explained that on Friday the "kick off" of this process was given at the station on the new marginal in Luanda, which will allow these service providers in the area of public transport to pay the previous price of 160 kwanzas per liter of gasoline instead of the current 300 kwanzas per liter of this fuel derivative.

Last Thursday, the Government announced the beginning of the gradual withdrawal of the fuel subsidy, which focused on gasoline in the first phase.

"Today, the provincial transport department was supposed to pass the cards to the municipal departments and from the municipal departments, which are the points where we were carrying out the licensing, registration and registration, we would be called to deliver or receive the cards", said Bento Rafael, speaking to the Lusa news agency.

This Monday, the person in charge contacted several municipal directors, who assured him that they continue to receive the cards in the provincial direction, to then inform him and proceed with the deliveries.

"I'm also waiting for that to happen so I can intervene in calling motorcycle taxi drivers to receive this card", said the president of Amotrang, which currently has more than 50,000 licensed members, but a number that "is still far" from the real.

"So much so that the licensing for us and for the Government has not ended. What ended was the special licensing, which is the one without any payment, now it will continue, this bonus period has ended, now what will continue is the licensing with the fees paid. It is another step that we will have to take, because there are other thousands of bikers who, due to some doubt, lack of information, did not go for licensing in this period", he stressed.

Bento Rafael considered that there is "precipitation" on the part of motorcycle taxi drivers who raised the price of rides. Meanwhile, the Government has promised that the money they are spending while the cards are not delivered will be refunded.

"In these cases there is always a bit of precipitation, it is a new thing, it will start now, but we also, preventively, put the problem to the Executive in the details meeting that we had at the Ministry of Transport, because we already anticipated a delay in the delivery of the cards and what we were told is that these cards, when delivered late, should bring a reimbursement of the amount", he stressed.

"Those who are refueling at 300 kwanzas when they receive the card, these days are passing, will have contemplation of the value of the additions", he added.

Bento Rafael underlined that Amotrang's intention was that when they announced the price increase, they would already have all the cards issued, based on the licenses that were made in the municipal administrations, "but something new, flaw here, flaw there".

"I consider precipitation, maybe even a lack of faith in the process, that's why the price of rides is going up, but the way we follow this movement and we were in these concertation meetings, there is no apparent need to raise the price of racing," he said.

"We've really already been talking with our inspectors, with our officials at municipal level, to talk a lot with the bikers. We're going to raise awareness, using mainly the media to avoid this precipitation", he expressed.

Bento Rafael also said that during the consultations, the associates raised their concern about the inconvenience that an increase in gasoline for everyone would cause, with the penalization above all of the population.

"We based ourselves even on the level of our transporters, who are low-income people. In the argument I said: raising the price of fuel for motorcycle taxi drivers and taxi drivers would be the same as preparing surveys against the government, because these low-income people do not would have something else if they didn't rise up against the Government and we want to avoid that", he observed.

The attribution of personalized cards, with a daily ceiling of 7000 kwanzas, was the mechanism found by the State to serve only licensed members of this class, artisanal fishing vessels, also keeping the agricultural sector exempt.

This Monday, the province of Huambo registered riots following a demonstration held by taxi drivers and motorcycle taxi drivers, dispersed by the police, for now with "a lot of material damage", according to the spokesman for the corporation in that region.


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