Category: Press Statements

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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Economic Growth is Paramount in the Enhancement of Tax Revenues

Lusaka, 18th June 2021: The Zambia Tax Platform wishes to commend the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) for collecting above targets, revenues in the first 5 months of 2021. The Zambia Revenue Authority recently announced that it had collected K7.3 billion in excess of the target set for the first 5 months of the year. ZTP…
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Government Must Increase Spending towards the Health Sector

Lusaka, 7th June 2021: The productive capacity of any economy and the wellbeing of its people largely depends on the quality of health prevalent in a country which is determined by health systems and structures. In this regard, Government spending on health is critical for reducing health inequalities and improving the social determinants of health…
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Launch of Analysis of the Financial Intelligence Centre (Amendment)Act No. 16 of 2020

The overall objective of this analysis was to examine the provisions of the Financial Intelligence Centre (Amendment) Act No. 16 of 2020 and assess the ramifications or impact of the amendments. The provisions which include enhanced cooperation between the FIC and law enforcement agencies and supervisory authorities as well as empowering of the FIC to…
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Breakfast Meeting SPEECH-ZTP Chairperson- 15.04.2021

DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ALLOW ME TO THANK AND WELCOME YOU ALL TO THIS VERY IMPORTANT MEETING TO DELIBERATE ON THE CHALLENGES POSED BY FINANCIAL CRIMES ON DEVELOPMENT IN ZAMBIA. ALLOW ME TO BEGIN BY EXTENDING MY APPRECIATION ON BEHALF OF THE ZAMBIA TAX PLATFORM. MANY THANKS TO SECRETARIAT FOR THE WORK DONE IN PUTTING…
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Presentation By Dr. Pollen

During the Zambia Tax Platform BREAKFAST MEETING ON IMPLICATIONS OF FINANCIAL CRIMES ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY Download Presentation

SHARPENING YOUTH SKILLS IS IMPERATIVE FOR SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS

For Immediate Press Release I 12th March 2021 The Zambia Tax Platform (ZTP) would like to join the rest of the country to commemorate this year’s youth day under the theme Enhancing National Development through sustainable youth partnerships. Youths are recognized world over for their efforts and vital role that they play towards national development.…
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IMPROVING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN WILL ENHANCE COMPETITION

For Immediate Press Release I 8th March 2021 The Zambia Tax Platform (ZTP) recognizes the commemoration of the International Women`s Day with high importance. ZTP identifies women as key actors towards the achievement of sustainable development. The realization of women’s human rights and the empowerment of all women and young ladies alike is fundamental to…
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