The Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry says all Government Agencies operating at Katima Mulilo Border Post, including Customs Clearing Agents and Transporters will commence 24-hour Border Operations effective 22nd August 2023.

A trial run will be conducted from the 19th to 21st August, 2023 as part of the process to efficiently implement the initiative.

Ministry Public Relations Officer Musanda Kangwa says the extension in operating hours is in accordance with Statutory Instrument No. 115 of 2020, The Customs and Excise (Ports of Entry and Routes) (Amendment) Order 2020.

“The development is expected to provide timely border clearance for both passenger and commercial traffic at the Border Post”, said Ms. Kangwa in a statement availed to Christian Voice News in Lusaka today.