Over 200 trucks have been marooned at Mwami border following a strike by clearing agents who are demanding the removal of Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) Station Manager Vincent Ngulube.
And Government has lost 1.5 million Kwacha in revenue following the strike which started on Monday last week.
Eastern Province Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo and ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda have threatened to revoke the operating licenses of the clearing agents if they do not immediately resume operations.
Mr. Kasolo and Mr. Chanda held a meeting with the clearing agents at Mwami border.
Mr. Kasolo disclosed that 4.3 million Kwacha worth of exports and 3.5 million Kwacha imports have been marooned since Monday and that the move by the agents is tantamount to economic sabotage.
The visibly annoyed Mr. Kasolo who did not allow the clearing agents to speak said they have also risked the security of the nation and relationship between Zambia and Malawi.
Mr. Kasolo suspects the clearing agents have hidden motives as they are not only demanding the removal of the station manager but also want his predecessor who is currently on suspension to be reinstated.
And Mr. Chanda has warned the clearing agents that they will be blacklisted if they do not resume work by the end of the day.