30/05/2014 - Facilitating Africa's Trade - AM 2014
Facilitating Africa's Trade: border voices is a short film by AfDB on why trade facilitation matters for Africa. Through the voices of a woman cross-border trader, customs official, truck driver, traders' association, community councillor and a trade information desk, we hear about the realities on the ground, the challenges faced and the opportunities to facilitate trade that will impact on people's livelihoods and the growth prospects for the continent.
The film showcases the current trading situation at Kasumbalesa (Zambia/DRC) and Kazungula border (Zambia/Botswana). The AfDB is providing support to small-scale cross border traders through COMESA's Trading for Peace Project and also to the Kazungula Bridge Project, which will include the set-up of a one-stop border post.