Category: Weekly Articles

CTPD CALLS FOR SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF GROUNDWATER RESOURCES IN THE CLIMATE CRISIS.

Coming from observing the World Water Week that was held from 23rd August to 1st September, 2022 with the theme “Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water” and topics ranging from food security to the climate crisis, Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD)  is calling on the relevant authorities to prioritize and enhance sustainable…
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CTPD EXPECTATIONS FROM THE PRESIDENTS OFFICIAL OPENING OF PARLIAMENT SESSION: Improved regulation of Tobacco

The dangerous and harmful effects of tobacco consumption cannot be overstated – it is one of the leading causes of non-communicable diseases such as lung cancer, ischemic heart disease, stroke, asthma, respiratory infections, and the list goes on. According to the Ministry of Health, tobacco is responsible for over 7,000 deaths annually in the country,…
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CTPD APPLAUDS ZAMBIA’S EXTENDED CREDIT FACILITY APPROVAL OF US$1.3 BILLION

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development welcomes the approval of an Extended Credit Facility by the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund. With the help of this significant achievement, Zambia will be able to restructure its unsustainable debt, regain macroeconomic stability, and ensure the debt’s sustainability all while freeing up cashflows to be…
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ASSESSMENT OF THE BANK OF ZAMBIA ZMW10 BILLION COVID-19 STIMULUS PACKAGE (PART 1)

In the first quarter of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic gravitated to many countries in the globe and sent several economies into sporadic lockdowns. For Zambia, the pandemic exacerbated existing economic vulnerabilities and drove the economy into a recession. The Bank of Zambia (BOZ), like other arms of Government, instituted complimentary measures to safeguard financial system…
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2023 BUDGET EXPECTATIONS FOR THE MINING SECTOR.

Mining continues to be the backbone of Zambia’s economy accounting for over 10 percent of GDP and over 70 percent of export earnings. The sector also positions itself as a significant source of domestic revenue generation. Additionally, it continues to be a source of employment for many Zambians.

LEVERAGING AFRICA’S EXTRACTIVE SECTOR FOR NUTRITION AND FOOD SECURITY FINANCING.

On 13 July 2022, Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA), Oxfam, Centre for Trade Policy, and Development (CTPD) in partnership with Africa Union (AU) Economic Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) will be convening a dialogue on ‘Leveraging Africa’s extractive sector for nutrition and food security financing’ at the Radisson Blu, in Lusaka Zambia.

CTPD WELCOMES PARLIAMENTARY CONSULTATIONS ON THE DRAFT 8TH NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN.

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) welcomes the parliamentary consultations on the 8th National Development Plan (8NDP) as this is key in terms of making progress towards finalization of the plan, a process which is was way overdue.

CTPD URGES LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO ENHANCE THE ENFORCEMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF SMOKE-FREE LAWS IN THE COUNTRY.

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) is urging local authorities in collaboration with Law Enforcement Agencies to enhance the enforcement and implementation of smoke-free laws. The dangerous and harmful effects of tobacco consumption cannot be overstated – it is one of the leading causes of non-communicable diseases such as lung cancer, ischemic heart…
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CTPD CALLS FOR WATER SECURITY TO BE AT THE CENTRE OF PLANETARY RESTORATION.

The World celebrated World Environment Day 2022 that falls on 5th June annually yesterday, The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) is calling for enhanced protection and management of water sources especially forest areas to enhance water security and biodiversity generation for sustainable socio-economic development, and clean and safe drinking water for local communities.

MANGANESE IS AN ESSENTIAL MINERAL IN THE GREEN ECONOMIC TRANSITION PROCESS

Zambia is richly endowed with a vast number of mineral resources within its geographical confines including base, gemstones, energy, precious, and industrial minerals. However, over the past years, the country has been heavily reliant on the copper mining sector dwarfing the exploitation of other mineral resources. DOWNLOAD TO READ MORE