Category: Press Statements

CTPD PRESS STATEMENT ON THE 2020 FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTRE (FIC) REPORT

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) has noted with concern, the revelations from the latest 2020 Financial Intelligence Center (FIC) report that Zambia lost about K3.1 billion through corruption, tax evasion, fraud, illegal mining and other vices, with corruption alone accounting for over 70% of the total losses, translating into about K2.2 billion.

DEBT SWAP AND REFINANCING ARRANGEMENT FOR CIVIL SERVANTS

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) would like to echo its position concerning the issue of the infamous Debt Swap involving the Government of Zambia and civil servants. This is in a matter where the Government has resolved to implement a debt swap with civil servants on a net off basis.

REVEAL THE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS FOR MAIZE/MEALIE MEAL EXPORT & IMPORT MOU BETWEEN ZAMBIA AND DRC

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) calls for Government to share a comprehensive and clear implementation status for the Maize/Mealie Meal Export & import MOU made on 2nd October ,2019 between Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

CYBER SECURITY AND ELECTION READINESS

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (“CTPD”) is concerned about the implementation of digital security laws ahead of the August 12th  General Elections. In the second quarter of 2021, the Government of the Republic of Zambia enacted legislation that regulates cyber security as well as the storage, processing, and protection of electronic data in…
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JOINT PRESS STATEMENT

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD), Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA) and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) call upon all individuals and political parties that are aspiring for office in the forthcoming 2021 parliamentary and general elections share their plans regarding climate change mitigation in Zambia.

CRAFT A SECTOR-SPECIFIC MINING TAXATION REGIME FOR ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING

The mining sector has been dominated by large scale mining at the neglect of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM). However, it is worth noting that the latter presents itself as a conduit of inducing poverty reduction in communities hosting mineral resources

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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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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