Zim to install CCTV and scanning devices at border
Zimbabwe says it’s clamping down on corruption and smuggling at its border posts.
HARARE - Zimbabwe says it's clamping down on corruption and smuggling at its border posts and is soon to install CCTV and scanning devices.
The Beitbridge border post is particularly under the spotlight with a Cabinet minister saying the crossing point is infested with corrupt immigration officers.
The border initiative is being seen as part of the Zimbabwean government's drive to improve revenue collection as it faces enormous challenges in paying its civil servants.
The authorities have already reduced the value of goods allowed in duty-free to $200 from $300.
The Herald newspaper says scanners and CCTV are to be installed, presumably to make sure goods aren't being smuggled in.
Travelers landing at Harare International Airport already have to feed their luggage through scanners in the arrivals hall.
The Beitbridge border post generates around $2 million worth of revenue each month for the country.