Kazungula Ferry Point a hustle and bustle of Zambezi River
Thursday, 1 December, 2016 - 16:30
Kazungula ferry point becomes a beehive of activities on daily basis. The ferry point is an integral part of business activities that take place between Botswana and Zambia.The Botswana government and Zambian currently operate pontoon that transport goods,people and trucks transporting goods across the Zambezi river. It is expected that the completion of Kazungula bridge which is currently under construction will ease the transportation of goods and people across the river. Our reporter, Calistus Bosaletswevisits the ferry point to witness the daily activities at the ferry point.
1.Different modes of transport are used to carry goods at Kazungula border post.The construction of Kazungula bridge which is currently underway is expected to ease the movement of goods in SADC and the rest of Africa.
2.Oscar Sitale a Zambian national uses a bicycle to help carry goods for most of women who are unable to carry heavier goods from Kazungula border post to Kazungula ferry station.Sitale and his colleagues who does this daily for a living are known as Manyamunyamu.
3.Women usually cross the river into Botswana using pontoon where they buy goods that they usually sell back in Zambia.
4.Women here carry their goods to avoid paying hefty prices charged by those who help to carry their goods.
5. Zambia and Botswana government owed pontoons are used to carry different kind goods across the river for now while the construction of the Kazungula bridge is underway. The Kazungula Bridge is co-funded by both the governments of Zambia and Botswana as well as the African Development Bank is currently underway.