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Zambia's borrowing spree!
Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda’s speech to Parliament last month announced that government has a new unforeseen shortfall of K20bn ($2.7bn). It needs to find this to meet its spending commitments. He said that he hoped to cut that down by K5bn ($0.7bn...
Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda’s speech to Parliament last month announced that government ha...
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Judicial Reforms in the Justice System in Zambia
Editor's report : We have been sitting on this report of the Parliamentary Committe on Legal Affairs that was published last year on the judicial reforms that are in needed in the Zambian justice system. Minor edits have been made for ease of reading. In a...
Editor's report : We have been sitting on this report of the Parliamentary Committe on Legal Affairs that was published last year on ...
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Diversifying Zambia's Agriculture
Editor's note : A recent Daily Nation editorial laments Zambia's agriculture policy. In recent years the newspaper has distinguished itself with its balanced and thoughtful pieces. The aricle below is well worth the read: If we truly put our minds to it Zam...
Editor's note : A recent Daily Nation editorial laments Zambia's agriculture policy. In recent years the newspaper has distinguish...
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Zambia's growing public debt
Editor's note : an interesting recent article from the Kundhavi Kadiresan (World Bank - Zambia) focuses on Zambia's growing debt. There are a couple technical nuances missed (e.g. link to tax revenue base, trade deficit, international comparators, importanc...
Editor's note : an interesting recent article from the Kundhavi Kadiresan (World Bank - Zambia) focuses on Zambia's growing debt. ...
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Should Zambia have FOI?
GRZ says that though it remains committed to enacting the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill it plans to do so cautiously. According to Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili the Government "is concerned that some media organisations are focused on making...
GRZ says that though it remains committed to enacting the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill it plans to do so cautiously. According to Info...
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Where next on the constitution?
Justice Minister Ngosa Simbyakula recently appointed a Referendum Commission to oversee the holding of the constitution referendum in 2016. The government has decided, as we have previously argued, that holding the general election and the referendum simult...
Justice Minister Ngosa Simbyakula recently appointed a Referendum Commission to oversee the holding of the constitution referendum in 2016....
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Zambia's Fiscal Deterioration
Ratings agencies have been weighing in on Zambia's current fiscal woes. Here is Fitch's rating latest assessment, which seems to point towards a credit downgrade in August if the external position worsens : The increasingly large budget gap in Zambia may pr...
Ratings agencies have been weighing in on Zambia's current fiscal woes. Here is Fitch's rating latest assessment, which seems to po...
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Small victory against corruption
The Supreme Court this week sentenced former Labour Minster Austin Liato to two years in prison for possession of K2.1 million (in today's rebased currency) because it is "reasonably suspected" to be proceeds of crime. The sentence will run effect 2 June 20...
The Supreme Court this week sentenced former Labour Minster Austin Liato to two years in prison for possession of K2.1 million (in today&#3...
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Zambia's Credit Rating - Moody's (May 2015)
Editor's note : Moody's recently affirmed Zambia's credit rating at 'B1', but has revised its outlook to negative based on rising debt levels, poor track record of fiscal management and worsening trade deficit. Details below. Moody's recently affirmed Zambi...
Editor's note : Moody's recently affirmed Zambia's credit rating at 'B1', but has revised its outlook to negative based...
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Zambia's mining taxes collapses
Government has cut mineral royalties for underground mines to 6 percent, lower than the 9 percent which was expected to take effect on July 1. Presidential aide Amos Chanda has told Reuters that “Mineral royalty tax will be reduced to 6 percent from the ea...
Government has cut mineral royalties for underground mines to 6 percent, lower than the 9 percent which was expected to take effect on Jul...
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Should Zambia have FOI?
GRZ says that though it remains committed to enacting the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill it plans to do so cautiously. According to Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili the Government "is concerned that some media organisations are focused on making...
GRZ says that though it remains committed to enacting the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill it plans to do so cautiously. According to Info...
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Zambia Road Tolls
The Road Development Agency (RDA) recently announced that it has raised over K100 million from toll fees at various weighbridges since January. Last year RDA raised K296 million from toll fees comfortably exceeding its target of K250 million. The target thi...
The Road Development Agency (RDA) recently announced that it has raised over K100 million from toll fees at various weighbridges since Janu...
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