The Zambia Revenue Authority has announced the commencement of 24 hours operations at Nakonde border effective this month.
ZRA Corporate Communications Manager Mumbuna Kufekisa in a statement issued to QFM News says in order to improve service delivery and trade facilitation, ZRA has been carrying out construction works at Nakonde Border that have now reached an advanced stage.
Mr. Kufekisa says this implies clearance of commercial consignments and the movement of respective consignment across the border will in the interim be between 08:00 hours to 22:00 hours.
He says Non Commercial consignments including passenger clearance will be processed on a 24 hours basis.
Mr. Kufekisa explains that this includes goods that are less than US$2000 cost, insurance and freight value and do not require services of clearing agents.
He adds that processing of customs importation permits which do not require the services of clearing agents will be processed on a twenty four hour basis.
And Mr. Kufekisa says in an effort to serve taxpayers efficiently, all ZRA cash offices around the country will remain open every Saturday until the end of the year effective this Saturday 14th December.