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Lusaka Becoming Auto Jungle

In a country where the majority of the population is classified as poor by international standards, it may be puzzling to find that owning a car is not so much of a luxury anymore. Indeed, the Zambian population has been spending a little heavily on cars in the last few years that one might think that the so-called poverty levels are only an exaggeration. If not fiction. Take for instance, the fact that an average of 50 second hand vehicles are imported per day seven days a week from South Africa via the port of Durban in South Africa. With this, the Government earns over K500 million every day in exercise duty on second hand vehicles, according to the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) estimates, which are reproduced by Edem Djokotoe in Show Me The Money….(read more)