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Stop Public Revenue Leaks to Address Cost of Living: Jesuit Scholars Tell Zambia

Nov 21, 2022

Officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) are calling on the Zambian government to address the challenge of public revenue leaks in the Southern African nation to bring down the cost of living.

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Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Urge “a timely” Budgetary Material Publication after New Ranking

Oct 9, 2022

Following Zambia’s drop in the global ranking on budget accountability, Jesuit scholars in the Southern African nation are calling on the government to provide “a timely” online publication of budgetary materials.

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Zambia’s Proposed Budget “excellent opportunity for growth, development”: Jesuit Scholars

Oct 7, 2022

Zambia’s proposed 2023 national budget is an “excellent opportunity” for the development and growth of the Southern African nation, officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said.

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Ensure Accountability, Transparency for IMF Loan: Zambia’s Faith, Civil Leaders to State

Sep 17, 2022

Officials of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Debt Alliance in Zambia are calling on the government of the Southern African nation to enhance transparency and accountability when putting to use the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan. 

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Zambian Government “must not become complacent” Post IMF Loan: Jesuit Scholars

Sep 8, 2022

Members of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) are calling on the Southern African nation’s government not to relax efforts in turning around the economy when they receive International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved loan.

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High Cost of Living in Zambia Leading Families to Undignified Lives: Jesuit Scholars

Jul 12, 2022

Jesuit scholars in Zambia have said the high cost of living in the country has affected the ability of many families to live dignified lives. 

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Jesuit Scholars Decry Zambia’s Worsening Economic, Social Reality, Call for Interventions

Jul 9, 2022

Jesuit scholars in Zambia are concerned about the current economic and social conditions in Zambia, which they say are getting worse due to the high cost of living, making life for people in the Southern African nation difficult, some “barely surviving from day to day”.

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.