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Freight transporters announce strike from Saturday

Road transporters of goods in the Luanda-Luvo-Noqui logistics corridor (Angola) and the Democratic Republic of Congo announced an indefinite stoppage, starting on Saturday, in protest against the high customs fees charged by DRCongo.


According to the Association of Road Transporters of Goods of Angola (ATROMA), the strike of its members will take place at the customs containment post of Nkoko, commune of Luvo, municipality of Mbanza Congo, province of Zaire, border area with the Democratic Republic of Congo (RDCongo).

The strike, "for an indefinite period, is the result of the sad scenario that the class has faced due to the constant changes and high customs fees charged by the Congolese authorities compared to the Angolan ones", says ATROMA, in a released statement.

The association of road transporters recognizes, at the same time, that the stoppage is likely to pinch the logistics sector in Angola and DRCongo, particularly in the province of Cabinda, "since 70 percent of the goods transported in the corridor are destined for Cabinda and the remainder to DRCongo".

According to ATROMA, in the recent past, more than 30 Angolan trucks with various products, including materials for the construction of the Cabinda Refinery, were detained in the neighboring country and were forced to pay 3000 dollars, compared to the 100 dollars that Congolese operators pay in Angola.

Lusa contacted ATROMA management, but they were unavailable to provide additional clarification on the reasons for the announced strike.

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