Author: Mapalo Mutale

CTPD CONCERNED WITH IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONSTITUENCY DEVELOPMENT FUND OUTSIDE THE INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLANS

As Zambia strives to make its public debt sustainable, it becomes imperative to scrutinize theperformance of taxation as a pivotal instrument for domestic resource mobilization. Thisapproach is crucial to curb…
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Enhancing Community Participation and Consultation for an Effective Constituency Development Fund (CDF)

In the year 2023, Zambia saw an increase in the allocation of funds to the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), rising from ZMK 25.7 million per constituency in 2022 to an…
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Achieving Sustainable Mining in Zambia: The Role of Technology, Innovation, and Government Regulation

Technology and innovation are key drivers of this transition towards sustainable mining. Some countries have leveraged technology to improve efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of resource extraction.

The Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act: Why the Need for Change So Soon?

In last week’s Monday Opinion, we looked at a newly enacted law – the Children’s Code Act, which we stated that if well implemented, has the potential to address a…
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THE CHILDREN’S CODE ACT: High-Way to Progressivity?

This week’s Monday Opinion examines the Children’s Code Act, No.12 of 2022, a recently enacted piece of law. For the first time in the country’s history, there is a comprehensive…
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The 2023 National Budget: A Deep Reflection on the Mining Sector.

The 2023 budget has made serious pronouncements on the mining sector covering a wide spectrum of issues. The pronouncements have seen key changes in mineral royalty, and Property Transfer Tax…
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ASSESSMENT OF THE BANK OF ZAMBIA ZMW10 BILLION COVID-19 STIMULUS PACKAGE (PART 2)

IN LAST week’s opinion piece, I introduced the Bank of Zambia (BOZ) Targeted Medium Term Refinancing Facility (TMTRF) which was instituted to provide funds to targeted sectors which include Agriculture,…
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CTPD EXPECTATIONS FROM THE PRESIDENTS OFFICIAL OPENING OF PARLIAMENT SESSION: Improved regulation of Tobacco

The dangerous and harmful effects of tobacco consumption cannot be overstated – it is one of the leading causes of non-communicable diseases such as lung cancer, ischemic heart disease, stroke,…
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CTPD APPLAUDS ZAMBIA’S EXTENDED CREDIT FACILITY APPROVAL OF US$1.3 BILLION

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development welcomes the approval of an Extended Credit Facility by the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund. With the help of this significant…
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