7th NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

LAST week, President Lungu launched the 7th National Development Plan (7NDP), which is the country’s blueprint for development. The 7NDP will determine the course for development for Zambia for the next five years, up to 2021. The 139-page document is imprinted with the aspirations and dreams of the 16 million Zambians. The document had input from various stakeholders within Government, and is broad-based and all-encompassing. The foreword to the document is written by President Lungu, himself. In it, he expresses his belief in the plan and confidence in the Zambian…

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Buying Choice: The Rise of Shopping Malls in Zambia

By Herryman Moono Recently a number of sentiments have been passed by political and economic commentators – and policy makers – seemingly expressing displeasure at the increasing number of shopping malls in Zambia, with most of these malls owned by South African multi-national chain stores. The complaints have ranged from those arguing that they promote a culture of consumerism and love for foreign goods at the expense of local goods, to the infant industry argument that the shopping malls promote foreign (South African) goods at the expense of locally produced…

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Public Discussion: The Economics of HIV/AIDS in Zambia: Investing in sustainable responses

The Aid Healthcare Foundation in joint collaboration with the Economics Association of Zambia has the pleasure to invite you to a public discussion “The Economics of HIV/AIDS in Zambia: Investing in sustainable responses” which will take place on Tuesday, 20th June 2017 at Intercontinental Hotel from 18:30 hrs to 20:30hrs. The key note speech will be by Dr. Penninah  Lutung- AHF Bureau Chief-Africa. by

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