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Stakeholders laud govt’s stance on cross border trade

Economy Stakeholders laud govt’s stance on cross border trade

Western province Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WCCI) has called for enhancement of trade across boarders for the benefit of Zambians.

Western Chamber of Commerce and Industry Coordinator Fred Mulozi has called for traders to take advantage of the fact that cross boarder trading does not require international companies or inter-government arrangements for it to take place.

Mr. Mulozi said this in reference to President Hakainde Hichilema’s pronouncements on enhancing cross-border trade between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia during yesterday’s press conference.

Mr. Mulozi has encouraged the people of Western Province to also take advantage of the neighbouring Angola and utilize the readily available markets.

He said Angolans are buying mealie meal, cement, sugar and maheu among others from Zambia while Zambians are buying fuel, cooking oil, condensed milk and beer from Angola.

He has since appealed to government to work on the Kalabo-Sikongo road up to the Angolan border so as enhance trade between the two countries.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Suddenly Zambians have woken up. This is want leadership does. Not dancing on stages and clueless.
    Lungu needs to be prosecuted

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  2. Anthony Bwalya is a disappointment so far.
    Clean up state house.
    Look at a mess in that tent. Cables everywhere. Flowers, podiums, I can’t even talk about people.
    What a mess.

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  3. @The Engineer
    You should be ashamed of yourself…forget about Lungu…now people are waiting for jobs,cheap fuel, free education, zero loadshedding….etc….so your focus should be on baby President HH who still sounds like he’s still in opposition and can’t figure out how to fulfill his fake promises

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  4. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    I agree 100% about Angola trading. That border offers so much potential than even the Tanzania (Dar es Salam) and Durban routes. If a road and/or rail line can be opened from Mongu all the way to Luanda, Zambian will be much richer, quicker. Private companies need to be engaged to have a govt-private partnership on road/railway and charge road toll as revenue.

    But Mr Mulozi, I heard that fuel is being confiscated as it is being regarded as illegal commodity… why is that? Let them people do their own business to generate income. Please stop confiscating fuel purchased from Angola.

  5. @Nostradamus
    Can you imagine and these are the guys saying they can sort out the mess left by PF….Garbage out Garbage in like how Future Zed likes putting it

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  6. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    LT can you please stop this [email protected] of “Your comment is awaiting moderation”… not sure what criteria you are even using to block these comments.
    I mean so what even if one or 2 Kaizar Zulu wannabe swears or something? In most cases we will self censure such a rogue [email protected] anway.

  7. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    @ #5 Nostradamus. I don’t think Anthony Bwalya is to blame… the blame is on the Zambian media houses… what they are doing there is very old school with cables and mics everywhere. In today’s digital age with wireless mics; bluetooth and what not… there’s no need to have those trip hazards everywhere. It is not Anthony’s job to buy these guys modern recording gadgets… his job is to invite them to come along to the press conference.

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  8. I would advise the government in place to have their own base to work from rather than always blaming their predecessors, because time is ticking and we are counting every minute if you are not careful you will end up being the complaining government , complainers are always failures so far we haven’t seen anything except confusion in your camp where four ministers say one thing but the president pretends not to have agreed with them , no minister announces anything without the knowledge of the president no it doesn’t happen.

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