The Governments of Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have resolved that with effect from 10th June, 2022, Revenue Authorities and all border agencies of both countries will put in place procedures to allow for 24-hour border operations at Kasumbalesa, Sakania, Mokambo and Kipushi. ​

Government through the Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry for Zambia, Honourable Chipoka Mulenga, MP and the Governor of Haut-Katanga for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Jacques Kyabula Katwe representing His Excellency Jean Lucien Busa Tongba, Minister of Trade and Industry met at Chingola, Protea Hotel on 9th June, 2022 with the objective to resolve the traffic jam and congestion at Kasumbalesa on both sides of the border.

In the interim, 6am to 8pm will be dedicated towards entry and exit of trucks and 8pm to 6am will be dedicated to additional document processing.

These measures are aimed at a target of a minimum 8oo trucks to be cleared to exit from the Republic of Zambia into the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Sakania, Mokambo and Kipushi borders will operate fully fledged for all types of commercial traffic from 6am to 6pm.

At the meeting, it was also agreed that trucks of all countries to be allowed to enter the Democratic Republic of Congo through Kipushi border.

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