The Zambia Revenue Authority(ZRA) at Kasumbalesa border has collected over 342 million Kwacha as at October 31st 2017 against the annual target of 328 million Kwacha.
ZRA Deputy Station manager Martin Chanda says the modernization of the border post has helped improve the monitoring of traffic in and out of the region.
Mr. Chanda said the modern electronic traffic management system that has been used by a private Israeli firm has also helped smuggling at Kasumbalesa.
Mr. Chanda said this when Finance Felix Mutati meet representatives from ZRA and Zambia integrated property border crossing company-ZIPBCC
And Mr. Mutati says Government will remain stead fast by ensuring that it boasts domestic revenue so as to improve the economy.
Mr. Mutati said he was impressed with security measures that have been instituted at Kasumbalesa boarder post adding that this has reduced smuggling in the area.
He further urged security wings at the border to continue clamping down those involved in smuggling activities.
And Chililabombwe Mayor Christabel Mulala said despite smuggling levels reducing at the border there was need to construct a fence to enhance security
Meanwhile, ZIPBCC share holder representative Saron Dandrovich said the company has spent over four million United States dollars towards improving the new state of infrastructure at boarder post.
Mr. Dandrovich also assured government that his company is the process of developing a trade center for small scale traders on the Zambian side.