Fear over discontinuation of passports between Bots, Zim

Sennye Obuseng
Sennye Obuseng

FRANCISTOWN: Local economic and security experts are in agreement that the discontinuation of passports to cross the border between Botswana and Zimbabwe will cause more harm than good to the interests of the former.

Recently, President Mokgweetsi Masisi told a Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) gathering that he will soon meet with his Zimbabwe counterpart, Emmerson Mnangagwa to discuss the possibility of citizens of the two countries using national identity cards (IDs) for border crossing.

Masisi stated that the move will facilitate easy movement of people and goods between Botswana and Zimbabwe. He also said advanced technology will be used at the borders to prevent some criminal elements from abusing the dispensation. If the deal comes to pass, it will be similar to the one that Botswana recently entered into with Namibia.

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