Category: Weekly Articles

CTPD’S REACTION TO THE KWACHA APPRECIATION

On 2nd January 2019, each United States Dollar (USD) sold for an average of K11.96. A year later, on 2nd January 2020, the average selling price for one USD was K14.19, representing a depreciation of the Kwacha of 18.6 percent. However, in 2020 alone, sparked and driven by the complexes and contradictions associated with the…
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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 (β€œCTPD”) is concerned about the implementation of digital security laws ahead of the August 12th Β 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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