CSO DEBT ALLIANCE-ZAMBIA TAX PLARTFORM JOINT PRESS STATEMENT

On the 6th October 2022, the office of the Auditor General released the Auditor General’s report which highlighted the expenditure and revenue performance of various Ministries, Provinces, and Spending Agencies (MPSAs) focusing on the 2021 fiscal year. Consequently, the Civil Society Organisations Debt Alliance in partnership with the Zambia Tax Platform undertook an analysis of…
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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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PERFORMANCE OF TAX REVENUES IN 2021 AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ENHANCED REVENUE MOBILIZATION IN 2022

Lusaka, 31st December 2021: The year 2021 has seen some improvement towards both the domestic and global economy after a year of recession in 2020 where Zambia’s economy contracted by 3 percent. While revenue performance was poor in 2020, the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) by September 2021 managed to collect an excess of K80 million…
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ZTP Calls for Enhanced Social Security Mechanisms to the Informal Sector

Lusaka, 24th November 2021: Social Security is the protection that a society provides to individuals and households to ensure access to health care and guarantee income security, particularly in cases of old age, unemployment, sickness, invalidity, work injury, maternity or loss of a breadwinner. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions and United Nations…
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TRADITIONAL LEADERS, TEACHERS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS ORIENTED ON CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

The Zambia Tax Platform (ZTP) and the Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) oriented traditional leaders, teachers, and community members of Nyangwenya and bunda bunda on a project focusing on Driving Sustainable Change for Children’s Rights (DSCCR). The DSCCR project is being be implemented in two districts—Lusaka and Rufunsa. One of the key areas…
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COURTESY CALL ON CHIEF BUNDA BUNDA

The Zambia Tax Platform (ZTP) and the Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) payed a courtesy on Chief Bunda Bunda in Rufunsa to introduce a project focusing on Driving Sustainable Change for Children’s Rights (DSCCR). The delegation was led by CTPD’s and ZTP’s Board Member and staff. The DSCCR project will be implemented in…
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ZTP Calls for more Funding of CDF in the 2022 National Budget towards Underdeveloped Areas and Improvement of Child-Centered Goals.

Lusaka, 8th November 2021: The Zambia Tax Platform-ZTP welcomes Government’s plans in the 2022 national budget to abolish school tuition fees and increase Constituency Development Fund (CDF) allocation from K1.6 million to K25.7 million. ZTP however, wishes to urge Government to increase funding of the CDF to underdeveloped areas towards their general development and enhancement…
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