The Namibia Logistics Association (NLA) is attempting to revise policy measures in order to make fuel available on the Trans-Kalahari Corridor (TKC) through Botswana.
According to information shared with FTW Online, it will “ensure that essential goods move without unnecessary impediments within the Southern African Customs Union”.
The push to have policy measures revised is motivated by the “non-availability of fuel in Botswana during night time which has an impact on the movement of goods along the corridor”, the NLA has reportedly said.
Other than the fuel issues experienced on the TKC, Namibia’s borders with its neighbouring countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) appear to be operating fairly efficiently in comparison with other borders in the SADC.
In a message circulated through social media, an NLA official said there was nothing untoward to report and that where traffic was slower than normal, it was to be expected given coronavirus (Covid-19) screening measures to which truck drivers were exposed.
Even so, the official said Whatsapp group initiatives undertaken to render support to the logistics industry had become quieter, suggesting that “operators are now focusing predominantly on their core business operations”.
The official added that “internal checkpoints – at the crossings into lockdown regions – are functioning slowly but at least the trucks are moving”.