Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Chipoka Mulenga says he is engaging his Tanzanian counterpart on concerns raised by Zambian fuel tanker drivers regarding access to loading fuel in that country.
Mr. Mulenga says he is currently in talks with his Tanzanian counterpart because Zambia and Tanzania are serious logistic pathways to each other and should work closely to address challenges affecting trade, among other challenges.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Mulenga noted that fuel tanker drivers going into and existing Tanzania have been complaining of the long time spent to load their trucks compared to their counterparts from other countries.
He said there is need to strengthen the bilateral trade relations between the two countries, adding that the issue of tanker drivers remains top priority among the key items on the agenda.
“Our trucks going in and out of Tanzania, especially those dealing with fuel, have raised a lot of issues which we are here for, and see to it that they are addressed,” Mr. Mulenga said.
The Minister added that the two sister countries depend on each other in the area of export and import and hence the need for the two peoples to continue co-existing.
Mr. Mulenga explained that more information on the outcome of the engagement will be availed to the public, adding that the two parties are currently in serious talks.
The Minister expressed confidence that the talks will help resolve the challenges presented to him by the truck drivers.