Author: Mwaka Nyimbili

CTPD APPLAUDS GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS TO EMBARK ON ROBUST LEGAL REFORMS.

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) commends government for its continued efforts to embark on robust legal reform to enhance socio-economic development. The 2023 Budget Address by the Minister of Finance highlighted a number of proposals for legislative reform across various sectors.

IS THE 2023 NATIONAL BUDGET REFLECTIVE OF IMF CONDITIONALITIES, REFORMS OR MERE RHETORIC? PART I

In this week’s Monday opinion, we introduce the focus on the footprints of the IMF programme on the 2023 National Budget. The IMF is briefly discussed in this article, along with the reasons it may have been unpopular in its earlier incarnations. Then, we try to reflect certain prior actions and structural benchmarks and determine…
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CTPD CALLS FOR SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF GROUNDWATER RESOURCES IN THE CLIMATE CRISIS.

Coming from observing the World Water Week that was held from 23rd August to 1st September, 2022 with the theme “Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water” and topics ranging from food security to the climate crisis, Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD)  is calling on the relevant authorities to prioritize and enhance sustainable…
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2023 BUDGET EXPECTATIONS FOR THE MINING SECTOR.

Mining continues to be the backbone of Zambia’s economy accounting for over 10 percent of GDP and over 70 percent of export earnings. The sector also positions itself as a significant source of domestic revenue generation. Additionally, it continues to be a source of employment for many Zambians.

LEVERAGING AFRICA’S EXTRACTIVE SECTOR FOR NUTRITION AND FOOD SECURITY FINANCING.

On 13 July 2022, Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA), Oxfam, Centre for Trade Policy, and Development (CTPD) in partnership with Africa Union (AU) Economic Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) will be convening a dialogue on ‘Leveraging Africa’s extractive sector for nutrition and food security financing’ at the Radisson Blu, in Lusaka Zambia.

THE PUBLIC ORDER ACT

In this week’s Monday Opinion, we attempt to look at the provisions of a somewhat controversial and contested law – the Public Order Act. The contentious issues surrounding the Public Order Act have often been on the regulation of assemblies and public processions/proceedings vis-a-vis the constitutional guarantees of citizens’ right to freedom of assembly, association,…
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CTPD WELCOMES PARLIAMENTARY CONSULTATIONS ON THE DRAFT 8TH NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN.

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) welcomes the parliamentary consultations on the 8th National Development Plan (8NDP) as this is key in terms of making progress towards finalization of the plan, a process which is was way overdue.

The Implementation of Smoke Free Laws in Zambia.

On the 31st of May 2022, CTPD joined the rest of the world in celebrating World No Tobacco Day – an initiative by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to spread awareness about the risks of tobacco use and how we can make the world tobacco free. In the spirit of advocating for a tobacco free…
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CTPD URGES LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO ENHANCE THE ENFORCEMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF SMOKE-FREE LAWS IN THE COUNTRY.

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) is urging local authorities in collaboration with Law Enforcement Agencies to enhance the enforcement and implementation of smoke-free laws. 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…
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CTPD CALLS FOR WATER SECURITY TO BE AT THE CENTRE OF PLANETARY RESTORATION.

The World celebrated World Environment Day 2022 that falls on 5th June annually yesterday, The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) is calling for enhanced protection and management of water sources especially forest areas to enhance water security and biodiversity generation for sustainable socio-economic development, and clean and safe drinking water for local communities.