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COVID-19, Hospital Fees and the National Health Insurance Scheme

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has been operational since October of 2019. The NHIS was established by the National Health Insurance Act No 2 of 2018. (By Chileshe G. Mange)

CTPD’S EXPECTATIONS ON THE UPCOMING BANK OF ZAMBIA MPC DECISION ANNOUNCEMENT

As the Bank of Zambia (BoZ) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) sets to announce its monetary policy decision on Wednesday 19th May, 2021, the Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) expects the committee to maintain the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) at 8.50 percent in order to give more time for the upward adjustment that was…
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CTPD applauds Zambia, Botswana for Kazungula bridge commissioning

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development and Development (CTPD) , Southern Africa Cross Boarder Traders Association ( SACBTA )and the Zambia Chamber of Commerce Trade and Industry ( ZACCI ) would like to commend the Government of Zambia and Botswana on the milestone scored in the construction of the Kazungula Bridge. Infrastructure development of…
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PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT – ELECTION NOTE 2021

With the dissolution of parliament today, calls and voices of appeal will soon be apparent, where politicians will be asking for mandates from the electorates. The Zambian and international airwaves will be filled with a frenzy of political messages. For some politicians, it will be their first mandate, while others will be seeking to be…
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Launch of Analysis of the Financial Intelligence Centre (Amendment)Act No. 16 of 2020

The overall objective of this analysis was to examine the provisions of the Financial Intelligence Centre (Amendment) Act No. 16 of 2020 and assess the ramifications or impact of the amendments. The provisions which include enhanced cooperation between the FIC and law enforcement agencies and supervisory authorities as well as empowering of the FIC to…
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Working Towards a Stable and Competitive Mining Tax Administration System

Last Week CTPD Senior Researcher Public Finance Dr Gabriel Pollen moderated a panel discussion themed” working towards a stable and competitive Mining Tax administration system at the Just ended Zambia Mining Indaba organized by the Ministry of Mines and Ministry of Finance with support from CTPD and Oxfam.

THE 2021 ZAMBIA MINING INDABA OFFICIALLY OPENS

Republican President Edgar Lungu says Government is determined to resolve policy and regulatory issues that investors have raised regarding investment in the mining industry.President Lungu also says there is need to develop a simplified mining tax administration as this will make it easy for Government to verify and audit Mining firms’ reported profits and losses.He…
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CTPD LAUNCHES STATE OF THE ECONOMY BRIEF

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development this morning launched its first ever Economic brief quarter one highlights and prospects for the second quarter.According to the brief, the macroeconomic outlook for the first quarter of 2021 seems to be abysmal, partly suggestive that the long journey to economic recovery is perhaps still at the take-off…
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Community Participation in Natural Resource Governance

Maamba, Southern Province– CTPD Head of Research Mr Boyd Muleya says there is need to legalize the Natural Resource Watch Groups as this is key in authenticating their legitimacy and ensure successful stakeholder engagement. Making a presentation on Community participation in Natural Resource Governance at a capacity building training organized by CTPD and OXFAM Zambia,…
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