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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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Capacity Building Training

Natural Resource Watch Group members tackling various tasks at the capacity building training organized by CTPD with support from OXFAM Zambia in Maamba, Southern Province.

Official opening of a Natural Resource Watch Group Training

Maamba, Southern Province– CTPD with support from OXFAM Zambia this morning officially opened a Natural Resource Watch Group training on advocacy and community participation in natural resource governance. The aim of the training was to build capacity of Natural Resource Watch Group in advocacy and participation in governance of natural resources activities in their respective…
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COVID-19VACCINATIONPROGRAMME-HIGHLIGHTING THE LEGAL PITFALLS

On the 14th April, 2021, the Government of the Republic of Zambia launched the first ever COVID -19 Vaccination Programme. This followed the procurement and arrival of the first 228,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the COVAX Facility. In accordance with the National Vaccine Deployment Plan, the vaccine will be available to all willing persons…
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Rising Inflation Hurting the Economy: Boz Urged to Consider Raising the Policy Rate

The Center for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) has noted with concern, the sustained rise in inflation over the recent past. Inflation rose from 12.5 % in January, 2020 to 21.5% in January, 2021, implying that the cost of a representative consumption bundle has almost doubled in just one year. During its last sitting in…
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Commitment to Effective Implementation of the Economic Recovery Plan Crucial for Zambia-IMF Talks

Zambia’s debt problems have persisted, following the refusal by bondholders to agree to a Six Months Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI), mainly underpinned by fears that other creditors, like China, would have continued seeking repayments while they [bond holders] have suspended them. The country has consequently accrued arrears after failing to honour its $42.5 million…
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Legal Implications of the Eurobond Default

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development has observed that the Government has failed to honour another coupon payment due under one of the Eurobonds. The Ministry of Finance confirmed on 31 January 2021 that Zambia had failed to honour a US$56.1m coupon payment due on January 30 on one of Eurobonds which matures in…
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Parliamentary Committee on National Economy , Trade and Labour Matters

The Centre for Trade Policy Research Team led by CTPD Executive Director Mr Isaac Mwaipopo this morning appeared before the Parliamentary Committee on National Economy , Trade and Labour Matters via ZOOM. Mr Mwaipopo made a presentation on “ The Ratification of the African Union Continental Free Trade Agreement”The Team recommended the following; AfCFTA can…
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