Finance and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane said border areas should help the country to expand its markets.
Dr Musokotwane said doing so will attract investors who are seeking a wider market to sell their goods and services.
Speaking when he toured the Mwami border in Eastern province, Dr Musokotwane said the facility speaks to Government’s intentions to grow the economy.
The Minister noted that border areas can also serve as sources of employment.
He urged Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) Commissioner General Dingani Banda to guard the infrastructure.
And Mr Banda said the Mwami border will improve the facilitation of trade between Zambia and Malawi.