‘Transport key to doing business’

TRANSPORTATION systems in Zambia have tremendously improved and have made it easier for the people to conduct their businesses smoothly, says Cross Border Small Business Enterprises representative Lee Musonda.

Mr Musonda said transport was key to business growth, and with good infrastructure such as roads and railways would go a long way in boosting business activities.

He said the construction of roads and revamping of the railways by Government had addressed pressing transportation issues that threatened economic development.

He said traders contributed a lot to the country’ development and it was imperative that they had access to good transport, adding that in its absence economic development suffered considerably.

“We want to thank Government for improving the transportation system which is now making it easier to move goods from one point to another,” he said.

He said the socio-economic development and subsequent economic growth of any nation was strongly linked to its vibrant transport infrastructure.  “Rural people can effectively drive the development of the country and feel more included in national level interventions if they have access to good road networks connecting them to other parts of the country,” he said. Mr Musonda said it was difficult to have inclusive development without good roads because national prosperity was through developed transport systems.

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