Copperbelt Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe says he will engage his counterparts from the Democratic Republic of Congo to resolve the congestion of Trucks at the Kasumbalesa Boarder Post.
Mr. Mwakalombe who was in the Company of Chililabombwe District Commissioner Paul Mulenga and Members from the Chilabombwe District Joint Operations Committee says the situation at the Boarder is unacceptable.
He said after a briefing from Kasumbalesa Zambia Revenue Authority Station Manager Alfred Phiri about the situation at the Boarder, the two governments will have to pursue the matter and respond accordingly.
Mr. Mwakalombe said the situation is compromising security men and women in uniform who are now working more hours to guarantee security of the trucks and goods in transit.
And Mr. Phiri explained to Mr. Mwakalombe that the congestion is caused by the DRC authorities who are allowing not more than 200 trucks to enter that country compared to Zambian side that is clearing more than 500 trucks per day.
ZNBC reports that Mr. Phiri said other factors include the increase in the number of importations of Mining equipment and the Political campaigns which are making people to buy goods in bulk.