12th Joint Law enforcement operation is underway

Northern Cape, South Africa: The Trans Kalahari Corridor Management Committee Joint Law Enforcement (TKCMCJLEO) continues to stamp authority on the corridor that starts from the Republic of South Africa to Namibia's port of entry passed through Botswana.

12th Joint Law enforcement operation is underway
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Northern Cape, South Africa: The Trans Kalahari Corridor Management Committee Joint Law Enforcement (TKCMCJLEO) continues to stamp authority on the corridor that starts from the Republic of South Africa to Namibia’s port of entry passed through Botswana.

The Three Member States of JLEO, with over three hundred (300) delegates, started with the two day information sharing session at Jwaneng, in Botswana and will continue with a week long activities that include road safety education and distinguish the importance and objectives of TKC amongst others.

While delivering the welcome remarks during the information sharing session, the Chairperson of the Trans Kalahari Corridor Management Committee from Botswana, Orapeleng Mosigi, highlighted that the future aspirations for the Trans Kalahari Corridor are to turn it into a smart corridor to operate smoothly and which requires:

• Use of ICT for management and monitoring of traffic movement along the corridor
• Providing real time information along the corridor
• Providing paperless trade along the corridor
• Turn it into an attractive, safe and secure corridor

For his part, Eugene Tendekule speaking on behalf of Namibia Co-chair Dr Cedric Limbo called on three (3) Member States to align with the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) process for harmonization trade in the region.

Furthermore, South Africa TKCS Co-chair Segodi Mogotsi elaborated that trade within the region is as low as 15% compared to Europe, stressing that it takes four (4) days to transport goods to Europe compared to fifteen (15) days within the region.

The three (3) Member States were also encouraged to work together to make TKC a corridor of choice. The day was concluded with health screening and team building exercises.