By Chileshe Mwango
The Petroleum Transporters Association of Zambia has urged government to ensure that once in effect, the statutory instrument-SI- for the transportation of heavy and bulk cargo should result into the overhaul of Zambia’s transport sector.
The government has announced plans to introduce a statutory instrument that will see an increased participation of Zambian transport and logistics players in the movement of import and export cargo for Zambia.
The SI is expected to allocate 50% of all export cargo from Zambia to be transported by local Zambian haulers while 100% of all local cargo to be transported within Zambia be done by local transporters.
And in an interview with Phoenix News, Petroleum Transporters Association of Zambia Secretary Benson Tembo says there is need to ensure that Zambia’s transport sector is driven by its citizens.
Mr. Tembo is concerned that the sector has been infiltrated by foreigners who have registered their companies as Zambian owned while the management is by the said foreign nationals.
Meanwhile, truckers association of Zambia chief executive officer Robert Mtonga says Zambia has the capacity to meet demand for heavy bulk transportation.
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