President Edgar Lungu and His Tanzanian counterpart, President John Magufuli on Saturday commissioned the Tunduma -Nakonde One Stop Border Post.
Tunduma -Nakonde One Stop Border Post is one of the busiest in Zambia clearing over 600 Trucks per day.
It is hopeful that the One Stop Border Post will reduce the number of days it takes to clear Cargo from an average 4 days to a single day.
President Lungu expressed his government’s commitment to promoting small scale cross border trading saying it is at the heart of every nation’s economic success.
“I am not sure about you here but big businesses have a way of coming to an end. But the small scale cross border trading goes on. They must be supported,” said President Lungu.
“Once fully operation, the border will handle higher traffic levels which will in return improve competitiveness of the corridor resulting in increased trade volumes between our two countries. Ultimately this infrastructure will promote border coordination making our shared border smart and efficient,” President Lungu said.
“This will also significantly reduce the time spent at the border from the current average of 4 days to 1 day hence helping our truck drivers and traders increase on their profit and save time,” he said.
President Lungu also called upon border authorities to ensure that small scale cross border traders are accommodated under this facility, and assisted to conduct trade in a formalised manner.
“This plays a crucial role in the economies of our two countries and in line with Government’s resolve of leaving no one behind.”
And President Magufuli has expressed optimism that the one stop border post will enhance trade between Zambia and Tanzania.
He noted that the facility will eradicate barriers to trade which are evident with trucks being marooned at the border.
President Magufuli said the 14 billion Tanzanian shillings facility in Tunduma will further promote intra Africa trade as it coordinates with the Zambian side which was commissioned in 2015.
Tomfwa bwino oval head ngamona Edgar. God’s time is the best
When think physical infrastructure alone brings efficiency and stuff border operational agencies with ill experienced PF cadres,relatives and friends and hope efficiency will come because of buildings!!
Edgar should have been hanging out with that noise maker Mangufuli… Can you imagine they age-mates, but one acts more mature than the other.
Even in picture you can tell that one of the two thinks is more superior than the other, and the other truly believe so.
Tunduma Nakonde which town is in Zambia and which in Tanzania?
This is the only good thing lazy Lungu has managed to do in a long time. At least he has started to associate with President Magufuli, instead dictator Museveni. Hopefully he will experience the magufulification of Africa. I give him credit for this. If he quits stealing, begins to fight corruption, and begins to work hard to develop the country, I would vote for him.
It is silly for Zambia that a truck should clearly quickly only to take 7 hours to drive between Nakonde and Chinsali where despite this government prioritizing road development in the Urban areas had neglected a major economic road ….while always claiming to the gullible that the roads they have done will open up economic activities in Areas …only now is the road being done albeit with the help of World Bank and COMESA. The focus roads have been for Votes
Let’s develop this thing! I have always been certain that HAZALUZA HAGAIN is UNELECTABLE.
@1 (Henry) you are right! Hanvera HaJealous.
How can cross border trade flourish when our economy has liquidity and exchange rate challenges? Just a visit to Comesa market will help Mr Man to appreciate how cross border businesses have slowed down under his visionless watch! Sales have gone down because workers don’t have enough disposable income like they had during the Mwanawasa/ Magande days! Many traders are forced to sell at giveaways just to break even! Going by mr man’s 2020 budget, there isn’t much good to expect from the Zambian side! Ask ZRA how many cars are coming in compared to the past. All because of oppressive duty charges and these are the things fueling corruption! What a living hell we have for a country!
I don’t agree with you on worker’s salaries because Mwanawasa had even imposed a wage freeze. It’s who increased civil servant salaries to levels unprecedented in this country, you can’t take that away from PF
2 different type of leaders. One is a serious Statesman, whose sole interest is developing his nation, & uplifting the standards for his citizens, whilst arresting waste, & stamping on Corruption & waste.
The other is a clueless, visionless Drunkard, who loves dancing, flying, a fast buck, has long fingers, & evidence is there as he was barred from practising his profession, loves dodgy friends who are alleged Drug peddlers, has extremely violent advisors, one who assults Female Police officers, & innocent youths, his party took over a Country with a surplus in its coffees, & has made a nation bankrupt within 4 years. Could go on all day.
YOU DECIDE WHO IS WHO!
Now Bwana Lungu needs to open the 12 stops border posts between the Zambian poor ,the Zambian middle class and the four border posts separating the few rich Zambians. Let’s start at Chibolya /Kabulonga border.
KK spent so much money trying to improve the port facilities at Dar es Salaam but in vain. If Tanzania can up its performance it can gain from the loss of business in xenophobic SA. The Swahili must stop inefficiency and witchcraft. Local transporters fear to operate the Tanzania route because of the belief that the Swahili cause accidents to foreign drivers through voodoo
JOna meno meno looks hung over, this chap is truly useless, the worst president on earth…. thieving lawyer wanna be who stole from a widow… as useless as they come.
Alimyochela ba madam, yama???
A good article, but as usual UPND and PF clowns are already fighting in the comments.
The president who has continued to spend more time in the air than on land!
Just by behavior and face psychology, you can tell who has calibre between.
Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe always on the move.
This ocassion was suppose to be officiated by provincial minister.
This Chap must stop playing games.
Sort out the real problems facing zambians.We are suffering like fish without river.
This Kachasu Chap thinks been everywhere globe trotting is work.
Stop playing games.
Dont take peace loving zambians for grantage.
Time will tell.
Iwe Ka Lungu your feet should now be under your desk at State House. You need to start thinking. Tunduna-Nakonde already existed. Kk commissioned it. Your presence there was unnecessary. Low-level officers – could have done the job. Everyone is sick and tired of that image.
Let us comment wisely and respect the God has given you, you’re the same people who fails to respect to your own biological parents. Will pray for you so that God forgives you, find something to do other then blaming out of your lazyness.
His Excellency Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu is working, Keep it up and will praying for you all the time, all those who are frustrated will never appreciate the good works the Pf government is bringing it time to develop the nation MMD stayed in power for more than ten years they never thought of putting up such developments, problem you just blame without following developmental agendas for each and every party in power what they have done. Now because of lazyness you blame and want food and job to come without sweating for it.
@ ba Keleni Zambolina? we have been following your bad comments, please reform and Let us preach peace in our bloggers, finger pointing is un Zambian culture, we are one this is just an organization called politics which should not make us differ. However as alangizi team we are here to preach peace in this country. Jesus left us with that peace, we thank and praise Him for that for Jesus is love, let us exercise the peace and love that He left us with, we need to love one another at all cost. Always put a smile on your friend or neighbour who is next to you,because he/she is not an enemy but your brother and your sister. We pray for this country Zambia to have good youths, who will always share developmental issues, who will be bread winners in there families , think tankers and…
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