ZINARA is hiring more staff as traffic at borders surges

THE Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) said it was ready to engage more staffers to deal with an increase in vehicle traffic through Beitbridge during the festive season.

ZINARA spokesperson Mr Tendai Mugabe said so far the authority was handling 1 200 trucks daily up from 600.

“We are having five traffic controllers at the border, who started in October and we hope this will go a long way in managing the flow of traffic. We were short-staffed and we have beefed up our numbers.

“The plan is to have seamless flow of traffic and avoid having static vehicles on the New Limpopo Bridge. Our intention is to keep the bridge clear with the cooperation of other stakeholders,” he said.

Zimbabwe reopened its land borders on 1 December after the long national lockdown imposed in March to control the spread of the coronavirus. ■

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