Govt buys K35m scanner for Kasumbalesa border post

Kasumbalesa border post
Kasumbalesa border post

Government has bought a 35 million kwacha non-intrusive scanner in a bid to enhance border security and to increase trade facilitation at Kasumbalesa border post.


A non-intrusive scanner is a non-destructive method of inspecting and identifying goods in transportation systems.


Zambia Revenue Authority Commissioner General, Berlin Msiska says the scanner will  increase revenue collection  through efficient inspections using the new scanner.


Mr Msiska said this when he commissioned the scanner at Kasumbalesa in chililambomwe.


He says the country has similar scanners at border posts in Chirundu,Kazungula,Katima Mulilio and Chanida.


Mr Msiska further disclosed that the authority plans to implement additional measures to curb smuggling which robs government of revenue.


And drivers at Kasumbelesa border are happy with the installation of the non intrusive scanner at the border