ZTP CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO REVISE TOLL FEES AND NRFA ACT

Lusaka, 27th August 2021: The Zambia Tax Platform (ZTP) has called on the Government to amend the Tolls Act of 2011 and NRFA Act to harmonize the usage of revenues collected from toll fees with; road maintenance and rehabilitation projects only. The platform maintains that use of tolls exclusively for road maintenance and rehabilitation can…
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Utilization of Road Toll Fees in Zambia

The study seeks to track the utilization of revenue from tolls fees in Zambia from the point of collection to use from 2013 to 2019, establish whether the toll fees collected under the NRTP are being managed in accordance with the legal framework and establish the perception of the general public i.e., civil society organizations,…
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC INVESTMENT MONITORING ANALYST The Social and Economic Investment Monitoring Desk is part of a specialized program under the functions of the Zambia Tax Platform. By analyzing public policy related to Government expenditure on social welfare and investments, this desk directly contributes to the mandate of ZTP promoting…
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Promoting Value Addition is Crucial in Enhancing Domestic Productive Capacity

Lusaka, 17th August 2021: Value addition describes the process of economic transformation provided to a product or service before it is offered to customers which results in a higher net worth. The challenge, however, to adding value and boosting domestic productive capacity for a country like Zambia that is commodity-dependent, makes it vulnerable to commodity-price…
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Protecting Public Resource at all Cost through Prudent Public Financial Management

Lusaka, 3rd July 2021: The Zambia Tax Platform (ZTP) wishes to urge all Zambians to protect public resource through prudent management of public resources in the country. ZTP notes with increasing concern, the fiscal standing of the country and spending by Government on programs that may not address the country’s priority needs. It is important…
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Government Needs to Develop a School Reopening and Recovery Plan to Mitigate Further Economic and Social Costs

Lusaka, 26th July 2021: The Covid-19 pandemic has led to an extensive disruption in children and young people’s education prompted by several unplanned school closures. The world economic forum reports that about 1.6 billion children around the world were out of school at the peak of the global lockdowns. These school closures come at a…
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ZTP Press Statement 19.07.2021- Improved Investment Inflows and Economic Diversification for Sustained Growth

Lusaka, 19th July 2021: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is a key component of global economic integration and private external finance for developing countries. Not only does FDI add to investible resources and capital formation, but also promotes the transfer of production technology, skills, innovative capacity, and organizational and managerial practices between locations. In an era…
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Compliance still a serious challenge in the use of Electronic Fiscal Devices for Revenue Enhancements

Lusaka, 9th July 2021: Revenue shortfalls are common for many Governments across the world. Zambia has in the recent years continued to run on deficit financing which has resulted in the accumulation of public debt. These shortfalls in revenues to meet government’s expenditure needs are caused by many factors such as low tax base that…
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ZTP Calls for Deliberate Interventions and Transformed Economic Policies Targeting Women Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic

Lusaka, 29th June 2021: As the covid19 public health pandemic risks maturing into an economic and social crisis, the impacts will be toughest on women. The pandemic has intensified the already existing gender inequalities and unmasked the weaknesses in Zambia’s social and economic systems.

Government Must Provide Incentives to Formalize the Informal Sector

Lusaka, 25th June 2021: Informality plays an integral role in defining the landscapes of labor markets around the world especially in developing countries where larger shares of the workforce is in the informal sector.  In the case of Zambia’s employment structure, this comprises of about 68.6 percent of employed persons in the informal sector (Zambia…
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