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The Buitepos Border Post between Namibia and Botswana experiences long queues of trucks

The Buitepos Border Post between Namibia and Botswana has lately been experiencing long queues of trucks, leading to frustration among the drivers.
The queues are attributed to the fact that there is only one scanner through which all trucks are subjected to mandatory inspection.
Steven Ndorokaze, Namibia Revenue Agency-NamRA’s Chief of Strategic Communications, told nbc News that they have noticed an increase in imports coming through the Trans Kalahari in recent weeks.
Ndorokaze confirmed that there is only one scanner, but due to the high-risk factor of consignment passing through the border post, there is a need for a 100% scanning of all trucks.
The risk, he continued, is associated with prohibited items coming through and also the under-declaration of goods experienced at the border post.
He revealed that discussions are underway to expand the border post and cater for more parking, as a long-term solution, as well as appointing more staff to handle the traffic.
Some truckers are also calling for manual searches to alleviate the pressure.

Source:  NBC

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