Trade ministry clears fears on Zim unrest

Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism has cleared fears that trade may be disrupted following the Zimbabwe unrest, stressing that government continues to monitor the situation is stabilising.

The ministry’s spokesperson Mayeso Msokera, in an interview on Tuesday, was reacting to a recent situation in which some cross border traders and businesses are reportedly facing hurdles to trade with Zimbabwe and South Africa following protests of the unprecedented Zimbabwe fuel hikes.

 “We have reports the riots did not really affect international transport logistics meaning that trucks carrying goods are able to pass through. With this in place we can comfortably say there are presently no major effects on trade,” he said.

On his part, Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) chief executive officer Chancellor Kaferapanjira said the situation in Zimbabwe has calmed down and their members are trading freely.

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