The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged the Congolese authorities to invest about CFA F 200 million into the computerization of its Customs to enable the department effectively monitor goods coming into the country, according to a communiqué released Friday by Congolese presidency.
It said that the fund would enable Congo buy enough computers to link all the Customs units across the country.
The IMF recommendation followed a recent two-week visit to the African country by one of its experts, Ahmed Ould Boitil.
The IMF also said the Congolese authorities should stop the massive recruitment of Customs Officers, collect all taxes due on incoming goods and simplify customs procedures.
Boitil visited Congo to help in improving capacities of its customs officers in terms of organization and technical know-how.