Category: Weekly Articles

CTPD CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO ENHANCE INVESTMENTS TOWARDS ACTUALIZING THE POTENTIAL OF THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD), calls on the new administration to put more investment and resources towards developing a strong digital and entrepreneur led Zambian economy, driven by skilled MSMEs, particularly those led by the younger generation.

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.

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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ENGAGE ZNS TO PROMOTE LOCAL AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION, JOBS AND FOOD SECURITY

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) calls on government to take a multifaceted approach towards reducing the cost of food prices and ensure sustainable food security in Zambia. CTPD notes with concern the rising cost of food prices7 to levels that are not affordable to many ordinary Zambians. In addition to the rising…
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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.

GOVERNMENT SHOULD REVISIT THE CYBER SECURITY AND CRIMES ACT AND MAKE AMENDMENTS TO SOME OF ITS PROBLEMATIC PROVISIONS.

With the advancement in science and rights technology, the world has gradually transformed itself into digital space with increasing use of the internet, mobile devices, social networking, and computing data. Zambia has been no stranger to this modern digital era and the cyber space has become an increasingly large part of our day-to-day lives.

CTPD URGES GOVERNMENT TO AGRESSIVELY IMPLEMENT A ROBUST LOCAL CONTENT FRAMEWORK

Zambia’s mining history dates back over 100 years ago. This rich history is attributed to its unique geographical positioning. In addition to copper, Zambia boasts of other mineral resources including base metals, precious, industrial, gemstones, and energy minerals. Our benefits from the mining sector as a country have been narrowed to fiscal linkages i.e., garnering…
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