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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

Economic and Financial Crimes Court: Implications for Zambia

IN LAST week’s opinion, I looked at some of the proposed reforms to the Penal Code on criminal offences in Zambia. Intoday’s opinion, I focus on the Economic and Financial Crimes Court and economic and financial crimes (a major problem confronting the country that appears especially when one reviews the reports such as the auditor…
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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 DISCLOSE THE ECONOMIC REFORMS IT HAS PLANNED TO UNDERTAKE

CTPD Executive Director Mr. Isaac Mwaipopo notes with concern that while citizens have seen a number of changes being undertaken by the current Government, it remains unclear if these changes are part of the economic reforms it had planned to undertake. DOWNLOAD HERE

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.

ADRESSING INEQUALITY NEEDS STRONG POLITICAL WILL

The year 2022 is set to mark Zambia’s 58th year of national independence, a time in which the country will look back to the several strides made in achieving national unity and economic prosperity. Yet, to look back and reflect on the poverty and inequality statistics in the country, exacerbated by alarming corruption and misuse…
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