Government says 149 trucks crossed to the Democratic Republic of Congo via Kasumbalesa boarder post around 06:49hrs today.
ZANIS reports that Copperbelt minister Bowman Lusambo said after a successful meeting yesterday with Upper Katanga governor Celistin Kapopo , the ‘ striking ‘ truck drivers were asked to start crossing to Congo via Kasumbalesa boarder post adding that about 149 trucks by broadcast time had crossed.
He noted that the Democratic Republic of Congo has accepted to deal with all the concerns that the SADC truck drivers raised.
Mr Lusambo added that the truck drivers raised a number of concerns which were brought to the attention of the two countries’ authorities.
He noted that the four demands which are given to the Zambian side will be dealt with immediately adding that DRC has also assured to deal with the 10 issues immediately.
Mr. Lusambo who described the mission to Kasumbalesa as successful urged the truck drivers to continue with there daily business of transporting goods and services as their concerns will be worked on immediately.
The Southern Africa Development Community truck drivers were since Monday marooned at Kasumbalesa boarder post protesting on security issues and also to have Whiskey check point in Congo to be closed.