Press Statements

2019 Budget Expectations – Press Statement

In August 2018, the Ministry of Finance released the 2019- 2021 Green Paper ‘Medium Term Expenditure Framework’ which highlights Government’s policy direction over the medium term. The Green Paper is the cornerstone for actualising the plans that are laid out in the Seventh National Development…

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Press Statement – The Midyear Economic Brief

On 19th July 2018, the Minister of Finance,Honourable Margaret D. Mwanakatwe, MP, provided the midyear economic brief to update the nation on the following subject matters: Recent Economic Development Policy and Structural Reforms Measures Implications of Austerity Measures IMF Programme RECENT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The Minister…

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Press Statement – Electricity Subsidies help rich Zambians five times more than the poor – but removing Subsidies needs to be done with care

Electricity subsidies benefit the rich more than the poor. The richest Zambians currently receive nearly five times more in subsidies than the poor, according to a new research commissioned by Policy Monitoring and Research Centre (PMRC). Given how unfair the current subsidy is, the government’s…

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