Category: CTPD in the News

CTPD CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO ENHANCE INVESTMENTS TOWARDS ACTUALIZING THE POTENTIAL OF THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD), calls on the new administration to put more investment and resources towards developing a strong digital and entrepreneur led Zambian economy, driven by skilled MSMEs, particularly those led by the younger generation.

CTPD CALLS FOR MORE SUPPORT TOWARDS WOMEN IN THE INFORMAL SECTOR.

International workers day, which in many countries, Zambia alike, is known as Labour Day was commemorated on May 1st, 2022. This day sought to celebrate the contribution of the workers to the labour force.It has been noted over the years that informal setups/Government in Zambia, women tend to enjoy certain in-service privileges such as mother’s…
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GENDER INEQUALITIES AND VALUING OF WOMEN’S WORK.

Inequality has a negative impact on women, and this is reflected in all industries, including mining, manufacturing, trade, and agriculture. This article focuses on trade, specifically small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), and the inequalities that affect them.  

REVIEW THE MINERAL RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT POLICY OF 2013

The Mineral Resources Development Policy (MRDP) of 2013 came into effect in July 2013. It replaced the 1995 mining policy which aimed at encouraging private investment in the exploration and development of new large and small-scale mines to exploit base metals, gemstones, energy and industrial minerals. The policy also aimed at encouraging downstream processing.

DOES THE DIGITAL ECONOMY OFFER OPPORTUNITIES FOR DOMESTIC RESOURCE MOBILISATION?

In this week’s Monday opinion, we explore the digital economy, and its potential for Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) in Zambia. This article will focus on harnessing tax opportunities within the Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) sector DOWNLOAD FULL ARTICLE HERE

DYNAMICS OF ZAMBIA’S PETROLEUM PRICES – ARE MONTHLY REVIEWS A PROBLEM?

Post the August 2021 elections, government embarked on sectoral economic reforms aimed at rebuilding the economy. Key reforms in the energy sector involved the removal of some fuel subsidies, placing of INDENI refinery on care and maintenance and much more recently, the introduction of monthly reviews for setting pump prices of fuel whose pros and…
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UNPACKING THE PROPOSED REFORMS TO THE PENAL CODE

IN THIS week’s Monday Opinion, I’ll break down the proposed penal code reforms. The following issues will be considered: the repeal of “insult laws”/criminal defamation, the use of gender-neutral language in sexual offenses, the raising of the criminal age of responsibility from eight to fourteen, the abolition of the death penalty, and the abolition of…
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GOVERNMENT URGED TO EXPEDITE THE PROCESS OF DISBURSING OPERATIONAL FUNDS TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS .

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) is concerned that a number of Public Schools have not received operational support funds aimed at facilitating the implementation of free education in the country.

GOVERNMENT SHOULD REVISIT THE CYBER SECURITY AND CRIMES ACT AND MAKE AMENDMENTS TO SOME OF ITS PROBLEMATIC PROVISIONS.

With the advancement in science and rights technology, the world has gradually transformed itself into digital space with increasing use of the internet, mobile devices, social networking, and computing data. Zambia has been no stranger to this modern digital era and the cyber space has become an increasingly large part of our day-to-day lives.

CTPD URGES GOVERNMENT TO AGRESSIVELY IMPLEMENT A ROBUST LOCAL CONTENT FRAMEWORK

Zambia’s mining history dates back over 100 years ago. This rich history is attributed to its unique geographical positioning. In addition to copper, Zambia boasts of other mineral resources including base metals, precious, industrial, gemstones, and energy minerals. Our benefits from the mining sector as a country have been narrowed to fiscal linkages i.e., garnering…
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