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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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SMALL MEDIUM ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT IS CARDINAL TO PAVE THE WAY FOR A PRIVATE SECTOR LED ECONOMIC-RECOVERY

Lusaka, 16th September 2021: The Zambia Tax Platform (ZTP) commends Government for establishing the Ministry of Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as enterprises will have a more direct share of the national budget. This Ministry will also assist in improving coordination and providing oversight to institutions such as Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC). The Platform holds…
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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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