Category: Weekly Column

Taxation of the Digital Economy and Prospects for Domestic Resource Mobilization.

Last week’s Monday opinion focused on the digital economy and its potential for domestic resource mobilization (DRM) in Zambia, with a focus on tax opportunities in the ICT sector. We discuss Zambia’s prospects from the OECD’s two-pillar solution that seeks to accord countries taxing rights and a global minimum tax rate in this week’s Monday…
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DOES THE DIGITAL ECONOMY OFFER OPPORTUNITIES FOR DOMESTIC RESOURCE MOBILISATION?

In this week’s Monday opinion, we explore the digital economy, and its potential for Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) in Zambia. This article will focus on harnessing tax opportunities within the Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) sector DOWNLOAD FULL ARTICLE HERE

Economic and Financial Crimes Court: Implications for Zambia

IN LAST week’s opinion, I looked at some of the proposed reforms to the Penal Code on criminal offences in Zambia. Intoday’s opinion, I focus on the Economic and Financial Crimes Court and economic and financial crimes (a major problem confronting the country that appears especially when one reviews the reports such as the auditor…
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UNPACKING THE PROPOSED REFORMS TO THE PENAL CODE

IN THIS week’s Monday Opinion, I’ll break down the proposed penal code reforms. The following issues will be considered: the repeal of “insult laws”/criminal defamation, the use of gender-neutral language in sexual offenses, the raising of the criminal age of responsibility from eight to fourteen, the abolition of the death penalty, and the abolition of…
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REFLECTIONS ON ZAMBIA’S TRADE PERFORMANCE FOR THE YEAR 2021-PART 2

In last week’s Monday Opinion, I provided insight as to how factors such as foreign market access and regional economic integration play a pivotal role in contributing to a countries overall trade performance. In this week’s article, I take a step further by analysing the statistical data surrounding Zambia’s 2021 trade performance.

REFLECTIONS ON ZAMBIA’S TRADE PERFORMANCE FOR THE YEAR 2021.

In recent years and with the coming in of the new government administration, we have heard an emphasis on the need for Zambia to harmonize trade policy and create a good investment climate that will promote trade and investment in the country.

ENHANCING THE EFFICACY OF SOCIAL PROTECTION AMIDST ECONOMIC REFORMS – PART TWO

In last week’s edition of our Monday Opinion, I relied on a study conducted by the Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) with support from Save the Children in 2020 to highlight some inherent challenges facing the social cash transfer program and made an attempt to prescribe plausible solutions. I motivated the discussion by…
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ENHANCING THE EFFICACY OF SOCIAL PROTECTION AMIDST ECONOMIC REFORMS

In recent years, Zambia has grappled with diverse challenges, spanning from economic and political to social. The state of the economy which slid into a COVID-19 and public debt driven recession in 2020 has been topical in policy conversations

HARNESSING THE ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF THE MINING SECTOR THROUGH LOCAL CONTENT AND ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING: (PART II)

IN LAST week’s Monday Opinion, I focused on elucidating how we can harness the economic potential of Zambia’s mining sector through the lens of local content and Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM). Particularly, I dissected the challenges within the sector on these two fronts. In today’s Monday Opinion, I take the discussion further to prescribe…
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Does Zambia need an IMF bailout package or not?

In this weeks’ Monday opinion, we delve into the issue of whether Zambian needs an IMF Package or not. Does it mean that there are no other options to correct the debt situation and finance our public expenditure?