Activities Of Kasumbalesa Border Checkpoint Taken Over By ZRA
Cabinet has given the go-ahead for the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) to oversee the infrastructure at the Kasumbalesa Border Facility, including the Vehicle Traffic Management System.
Following the Concession Agreement between the Government and the Zambia -I.P- Border Crossing Company -ZIPBCC -expiring on Friday, March 3, 2023, the decision was made.
The relocation of the Kasumbalesa Border Post, according to chief government spokesperson CHUSHI KASANDA, will enable the government to control the operations of the border facility and maximize revenue collection for carrying out the many developmental government programs.
Because Kasumbalesa has developed into a bustling crossing site for cross-border trade, Ms. KASANDA claims that the government places a high priority on border operations.
She claims that in order to secure future smooth operation of the Kasumbalesa border, particular attention must be devoted.
On July 1st, 2009, the Government and ZIPBCC agreed to a Concession Agreement for the Design, Construct, Run, and Transfer of Kasumbalesa Border Station.
The border facility’s operations were started by ZIPBCC in March 2011.
Ms. KASANDA reports that the National Youth Indaba and the Exhibition by Young Entrepreneurs and Innovations have been authorized by Cabinet as planned events for the celebration of the National Youth Week in 2023.
She claims that the goal is to encourage young people to take part in the nation’s growth.