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Natasha Muhyila Phiri, JCTR Social and Economic Development Programme Officer reading the statement of the Jesuit scholars in Zambia. Credit: JCTR

Introducing Food, Energy Subsidies in Zambia “will not be sustainable”: Jesuit Scholars

Jun 8, 2022

Introducing subsidies on food and energy in Zambia as advised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is not going to be sustainable, Jesuit scholars in the Southern African nation have told the government. 

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Zambia’s Cost of Living “out of reach of many”, Jesuit Scholars Say as Currency Stabilizes

May 17, 2022

Jesuit scholars in Zambia have said that while the country’s currency has generally stabilized, the cost of living remains “out of the reach of many” in the Southern African nation.

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Zambia’s Public Debt “an unsettling fiscal challenge”, Faith, Civil Leaders Say

May 10, 2022

Members of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Debt Alliance in Zambia have described the country’s outstanding public debt as “an unsettling fiscal challenge.”

Dieudonne Micomyiza, JCTR Programs Officer in Solwezi, North western Province of Zambia. Credit: JCTR

Zambia Needs “to harness mineral resources” for Sustainability: Jesuit Institute Official

May 6, 2022

Zambia needs to use the mineral resources in the country for sustainable development, an official of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has said. 

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Rise in Fuel Prices “inevitably going to hit hard on majority”: Jesuit Scholars in Zambia

Apr 5, 2022

Officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said the continuous rise in fuel pump prices in Zambia is going to “hit hard” on majority of citizens of the Southern African nation. 

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Strategies in Zambia’s State of Nation Address “step in right direction”: Jesuit Scholars

Mar 19, 2022

Strategies in Zambian President’s State of the Nation Address that touched on, among other issues, the fostering of constitution reforms and tackling climate change, are a “step in the right direction,” officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said. 

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Rising Cost of Living “severely” affecting Zambian Women, Children: Jesuit Scholars

Mar 13, 2022

Officials of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said the continuous rise in the country’s cost of living is gravely affecting women and children.

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Increased Fuel Prices in Zambia Expected but “disheartening”: Jesuit Institute Official

Mar 6, 2022

An official of the Lusaka-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has said that while the recent increase in fuel prices in Zambia was expected, the move by the country’s Energy Regulation Board (ERB) is discouraging as it will impact negatively on households.

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Ensure Access to Information Bill is Enacted: Zambia’s Faith, Civil Leaders to Government

Feb 27, 2022

Officials of the Civil Society Organization (CSO), Access to Information (ATI) Coalition on Zambia, are calling on the country’s leadership to make every effort to ensure the ATI Bill is enacted into law as soon as possible.

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To Foster Social Justice, Zambia “needs to expand economic opportunities”: Jesuit Scholars

Feb 22, 2022

Zambia can foster social justice through the expansion of “economic opportunities and diversification”, officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) in the Southern African nation have said in their message for the World Day of Social Justice.

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Free Basic Education Initiative Right Step in Ending Zambia’s Inequality: Jesuit Scholars

Feb 8, 2022

Jesuit scholars in Zambia have lauded the government for introducing free education from early childhood to secondary school level terming the initiative a “right” step towards bridging the gap between the poor and the rich in the Southern African nation. 

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Cost of Living in Zambia “to significantly go up in January 2022”, Jesuit Scholars Predict

Jan 23, 2022

The Southern African nation of Zambia is expected to record a significant increase in the cost of living by the end of January 2022, officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said.

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Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Call for Constitutional Review after By-Election Cancellation

Jan 16, 2022

The decision by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to cancel the Kabwata Constituency by-elections after one of the candidates withdrew from the polls is a reason for the Southern African country to review its Constitution, officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said. 

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New Monetary Policy in Zambia Likely to Worsen Living Conditions, Jesuit Scholars Say

Dec 30, 2021

The new policy adopted by the Bank of Zambia (BoZ) to control inflation in the country might worsen the living conditions of the people of God in the Southern African nation, members of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said. 

JCTR Executive Director, Fr. Alex Muyebe. Credit: JCTR

Zambians “closely watching” to See Removed Fuel Subsidies Improving Lives: Jesuit Scholars

Dec 21, 2021

Zambians are closely monitoring the government to ensure it fulfills the promise of using resources realized from the removed fuel subsidies are used “to cushion the poor and vulnerable” members of the society, officials of a Jesuit institution in Zambia have said.

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Jesuit Scholars in Zambia among Persons Championing Transparency in Debt Management

Oct 15, 2021

Members of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Debt Alliance in Zambia who include officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) are advocating for transparency in the management of Zambia’s national debt.  

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Will New Government Walk the Talk? Jesuits in Zambia on President’s Maiden Address to MPs

Sep 14, 2021

Members of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have lauded President Hakainde Hichilema (HH) for his maiden address to the 13th Parliament that “struck the right codes” but, reflecting on previous speeches, wondered if HH would chart a new path and “walk the talk”.

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Jesuit Scholars in Zambia “elated” by New Government’s Agenda “for economic stability”

Sep 10, 2021

Members of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) say they are “elated” by priorities of the newly formed government, including the agenda for economic recovery and improved livelihoods for Zambians.

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Address “shrinking economy,” Deliver on Promises, Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Urge President

Aug 30, 2021

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia have called upon the newly elected President to work toward reviving the country’s “shrinking economy” and delivering on the promises he made to Zambians.

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The Three Issues Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Want Post-Election Government to Prioritize

Aug 12, 2021

As eligible voters in Zambia go to the poll, Jesuit scholars in the country have highlighted three issues they want the post-election government to prioritize.