Government says it is taking appropriate measures to address smuggling which has been hampering the growth of businesses.

Minister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe says smuggling is a scourge to enterprise and a dent on government’s effort to boost domestic resource mobilisation.

Mrs. Mwanakatwe says government takes zero tolerance towards illicit trade.

She was speaking during the launch of the entrepreneurship training for traders in the informal sector by the British American Tobacco.

And BAT managing director Godfrey Machanzi said his company is committed to supporting small scale businesses.

Mr. Machanzi praised government for creating an enabling business environment.




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