Category: Weekly Column

An Introspection of Practical Measures to Flood Risks Reduction.

In last week’s opinion, we looked at floods and their implications on the livelihoods of communities by contextualising the impacts on local communities, actions devised to ameliorate flood risks as…
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Value Chains and Structure of the Zambian Economy: Invigorating Odds to Drive a Local Private Sector Led Economy

We talk about value chains and the makeup of the economy in this Monday Opinion. We address a few industries and areas that urgently need government attention, as well as…
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The Public Debt Management Act: A Solution to Zambia’s Debt Crisis? PART II

In last week’s Monday Opinion, we introduced the discussion leading up to the enactment of the Public Debt Management Act (the “PDMA”) by highlighting some of the weaknesses of its…
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THE IMF MANAGING DIRECTOR’S VISIT TO ZAMBIA:EXPECTATIONS FROM THE ZAMBIA TAX PLATFORM (ZTP)

In this week’s Monday opinion, we focus on the Zambia Tax Platform’s (ZTP’s) expectations from the IMF managing director’s visit to Zambia. On 16 June 2022, the International Monetary Fund’s…
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UNDERSTANDING GOVERNMENT’S PLANS FOR DOMESTIC RESOURCE MOBILIZATION IN 2023.

In this week’s Monday Opinion, we focus on understanding the plans that Government has for Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) for the fiscal year 2023. DRM is often discussed in the…
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Mapping Zambia’s progress towards domesticating the WHO framework Convention on Tobacco Control -Part 2

Even though tobacco has continued to kill approximately 7 million people annually, the tobacco industry still exerts a relentless push to sell close to 6 trillion cigarettes per year. To…
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MAPPING ZAMBIA’S PROGRESS TOWARDS DOMESTICATING THE WHO FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON TOBACCO CONTROL (FCTC) – PART 1

“The increasing tobacco consumption remains the leading cause of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) in Zambia. Tobacconomics reports that while countries around the world are seeing a decrease in smoking, Zambia is…
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REFLECTIONS ON SOCIAL SECURITY AND PENSION REFORMS IN ZAMBIA

THIS WEEK’S Monday Opinion reflects on social protection with a special focus on social security contributory schemes. DOWNLOAD FULL ARTICLE HERE

The Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act: Why the Need for Change So Soon?

In last week’s Monday Opinion, we looked at a newly enacted law – the Children’s Code Act, which we stated that if well implemented, has the potential to address a…
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THE CHILDREN’S CODE ACT: High-Way to Progressivity?

This week’s Monday Opinion examines the Children’s Code Act, No.12 of 2022, a recently enacted piece of law. For the first time in the country’s history, there is a comprehensive…
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