K9.6 billion Dedza border post 90% complete

Dedza border post

Travelers and traders should anticipate improved efficiency when transacting at Dedza Border Post as construction of the new one- stop-border facility is just a month away from completion.

Touring the works, Minister of Transport Jacob Hara said he was impressed with the construction of the K9.6 billion-facility, which is said to now be at 90 percent completion.

The Minister said the border facility is one vital element in revitalizing the country's socio-economic sector.

"Yes, it is key to economic growth. I mean once done, which should be this July, the facility will improve the processing of imports and exports at the border; creating employment and boosting business in the process," Hara said.

Government and MRA officials touring the facility

Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) Dedza Border Post Station Manager Moses Masina concurred with the Minister that the new facility will help improve efficiency.

Masina also disclosed that the centre currently attends to over 70 trucks per day; raking in about K2.6 billion a month which he says can improve once the one-stop facility becomes operational.

In a related development, construction of a similar facility at Mwanza Border Post is said to be within schedule.

The K3 billion World Bank-funded facility is also slated to be completed by July 31 this year.