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 accomplishing the economic goals of a country.
For over a century, the International Women’s Day (IWD) has seen millions of people celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. In an effort to fashion positive action, IWD witnesses a number of energizing and critical missions pointed at raising more noteworthy awareness on issues affecting women’s equality worldwide.
As Zambia joins the international community to celebrate this year`s International Women`s Day themed “Choose to Challenge”, ZTP wishes to entreat stakeholders to forge inclusive work cultures where women’s careers flourish and accomplishments are celebrated.
Let us, all together- male and female alike, take meaningful actions against practices that undermine women’s ability to contribute towards national development. It falls on us all to ensure that the economic opportunities are distributed equally to both men and women of our country.
A challenged world is an alert world. Choose to Challenge! Happy International Women`s Day
IBRAHIM KAMARA (MR)
ZAMBIA TAX PLATFORM
The Zambia Tax Platform (ZTP) is a multi-stakeholder group that provides critical analysis of Zambia’s tax policy and administration and promotes sustained advocacy on improving public finance management in the country by providing well researched solutions and alternative policies that will enhance fiscal justice and efficient use of public resources. ZTP carries its work in a simplified way that enables participation from various stakeholders. It is inclusive of a wide variety of voices with links to national, regional, and international research and civil society networks. ZTP is housed at Centre for Trade policy and development which serves as the secretariat to the platform.