beit bridge.jpgThe government says there is need for an inter-ministerial approach in addressing challenges being faced at Beitbridge border post.

The Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce, Cde Mike Bimha, who was speaking after meeting key border agencies, noted that the problems that are affecting operations at the port of entry call  for various ministries to work together in order to address the challenges that are hampering efficiency.

He also said there is need to inject resources to improve infrastructure.

Cde Bimha said it is important to find ways of disposing the ever increasing volumes of goods impounded at the border by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority due to failure by cross-border traders to pay duty.

He also said it is critical for the country to implement strategies in the long-term that will see people accessing vehicles locally at affordable prices to avoid turning the country into a dumping ground for second-hand vehicles.

He said this after noting that the export processing zone is dealing with between 500 and 800 cars every day.