beitbridge border.jpgGovernment says it is engaging the private sector in mobilising financial resources aimed at improving border facilities around the country.

The arrangement is being  made following government’s policy on regional integration which is among other factors expected to result in the refurbishment of ports of entry around the country in line with the harmonisation of trading and clearance procedures in SADC and COMESA.

At a 3-day tour of Victoria Falls and Kazungula border posts held recently, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Regional Integration and International Cooperation, Mr. Tadeous Chifamba said government is committed to facilitating improvement at border posts.

 

“We hope the entire plan shall be a success in the development of the border posts,”said Mr Chifamba.

A business executive in Victoria Falls, Mr. Tom Chuma said the mobilisation of adequate funding support will also depend on local company’s technical and capital assistance to government.

“We hope this will work as we seek to improve the facilities,” added Mr Chuma.

While government and the private sector representatives focused on policies to ensure that Zimbabwe remains a viable, competitive and efficient regional transit route, entrepreneur, Mr. Ludwick Munyuki says industry is committed to working with government.

“We hope such policies will transform the economy and enhance service delivery,” said Mr Munyukwi.

The tour of Victoria Falls and Kazungula Border Posts is expected to pave way for the rolling out of one-stop border post systems to various ports of entries across the country following the establishment of the first project at Chirundu Border Post in 2009 by the  Zimbabwean and Zambian governments.