Riotous behavior by Nakonde clearing agents amounts to sabotage – Col Chanda

Col. Gerry Chanda
Col. Gerry Chanda

Nakonde clearing agents

Muchinga Province Minister Colonel Gerry Chanda says the riotous behavior instigated by clearing agents at Nakonde border on Monday resulting in the closure of the border amounts to economic sabotage.

Colonel Chanda says the collapse of the Asycuda World System recently installed by the Zambia Revenue Authority for clearing goods at Nakonde border should not spark a riot leading to the closure of the border.

He has warned clearing agents operating at the Nakonde border to stop taking the law in their own hands.

Colonel Chanda says Nakonde border post plays a critical role in revenue collection and that acts of sabotaging that process will not be condoned.

Yesterday ZRA’s new asycuda world system collapsed forcing congestion at the Nakonde border post hardly two weeks in operation, sparking a riot.

Other borders affected by the link failure include Mwami and Livingstone.