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Mapping Zambia’s progress towards domesticating the WHO framework Convention on Tobacco Control -Part 2

Even though tobacco has continued to kill approximately 7 million people annually, the tobacco industry still exerts a relentless push to sell close to 6 trillion cigarettes per year. To achieve this, the industry engages in several activities and strategies ranging from initiating new users and promoting cultivation to developing tactics to interfere with tobacco…
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MAPPING ZAMBIA’S PROGRESS TOWARDS DOMESTICATING THE WHO FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON TOBACCO CONTROL (FCTC) – PART 1

“The increasing tobacco consumption remains the leading cause of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) in Zambia. Tobacconomics reports that while countries around the world are seeing a decrease in smoking, Zambia is one of the outliers where smoking prevalence continues to increase. DOWNLOAD FULL ARTICLE HERE

REFLECTIONS ON SOCIAL SECURITY AND PENSION REFORMS IN ZAMBIA

THIS WEEK’S Monday Opinion reflects on social protection with a special focus on social security contributory schemes. DOWNLOAD FULL ARTICLE HERE

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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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 wide range of issues affecting children. In this week’s opinion, still in the spirit of law development and reform, we will look at a rather…
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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 piece of law governing children (persons below the age of 18), thanks to this statute. Briefly stated, Zambia has been a signatory to both the…
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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 (PTT). The budget speech also touches on other issues including Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM), geological mapping, the Kalumbila multi-facility economic zone, manufacturing of car…
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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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