The Trans-Kalahari-Mamuno Border Post is an important point of entry as it connects Namibia to other SADC countries and central Africa.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwa, says it's for this reason that Namibia and Botswana's Bi-national Commission agreed to urgently introduce a One-Stop-Border-Post.

A one-stop border post is a port-of-entry environment in which two governments decide to co-locate their port-of-entry operations at a common land border crossing.

This involves deploying state resources in each other's territory and applying their own legislation there.

This cooperation eliminates the need for travelers and goods to stop twice to undertake border crossing formalities.

Nandi-Ndaitwa is on a familiarization visit to the Trans-Kalahari-Mamuno Border Post to assess progress made toward the implementation of the One-Stop Border Post.

The One-Stop-Border Post is expected to be inaugurated on 24–25 February.

Nandi-Ndaitwah stressed the importance of the free movement of people and goods in Africa, especially now that the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement has been signed by the majority of member states.

Ndaitwah also noted that now that they are reaching the final preparations for the launch of the one-stop border post, it is important to give a clear report to the President so he can make his final decision.

She also said that the launch of the One-Stop Border is part of the African Union Agenda 63 which has to see the continent of Africa industrialized.

Also speaking at the occasion was Omaheke Governor Pijoo Nganate, who said that by using the Gobabis-Grootfontein road, one can reach the north in a few hours.

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Tuarimbara Kasuto