STR LAUNCH AND ESTABLISHMENT OF JOINT BORDER COMMITTEES – BUNAGANA
- 4.9.1 Manager Customs –Western region;
- Mr. Milton commented that Traders
sometimes use illegal routes in a bid to dodge paying taxes which put them at
risk as well as endangering their safety. He implored the Traders to use the
right designated routes when crossing the border and ay the required tax where
- The Women Traders were advised on the
HIV/Aids scourge due to thriving development along the Border area. This was
highlighted as a major concern and officials were called upon to identify ways
of mitigating it.
- Need to have Customs Officers properly
identified in order to mitigate the challenge of Traders being cheated by
unidentified customs personnel.
- Need for female counter parts at DRC
Border area who can help with searching the female Traders for ease and
avoidance of harassment by the male security officers.
- Encourage ladies not to shy away from
seeking information from Customs. Emphasis was put on seeking information from
Officers who are in uniform for easy identification.