Month: February 2022

Autonomy In Tax Administration: Is Making The Revenue Authority More Independent The Answer To Increasing Tax Collection In Zambia?

Lusaka, 4th February 2022: Zambia like many other African countries has a unified Semi-autonomous tax administration. In this form of setup, functions of tax administration are granted to a semi-autonomous body- the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA). While ZRA is a semi-autonomous entity with a board of directors, there have been concerns raised as regards the…
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STAKEHOLDER MAPPING EXERCISE IN MTENDERE PROMISES GOOD RESULTS

The Zambia Tax Platform-ZTP and the Centre for Trade Policy and Development-CTPD conducted a mapping exercise of key stakeholders that are cardinal to the implementation of the Driving Sustainable Change for Children`s Rights-DSCCR in Mtendere. Present at the meeting were representatives from the office Ward Councilor, Africa Direction, Mutendere is My Hood, Media, Youth Sports…
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Addressing Energy Challenges and Easing the Negative Effects of Fuel Subsidies Removal in Zambia

Lusaka, 21st January 2022: Energy is connected deeply in all three pillars of sustainable development that include the economy, social welfare, and the environment. In Zambia, petroleum plays a crucial role in running the economy as most sectors use it as a source of energy. There is no question that the removal of energy subsidies…
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ZTP CALLS FOR ENHANCED EMPLOYMENT CREATION AND BUSINESS STIMULATION IN THE COUNTRY

Lusaka, 14th January 2022: On the 15th of December 2021, Government met with sixteen Public Service unions to discuss issues affecting the Welfare of Public Service employees. Government resolved to adjust, effective 1st January 2022, the basic salaries of all public service employees upwards by 12 percent. Other adjustments made by Government include the rate…
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