Members of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have criticized the Zambian government’s failure to address challenges that impede the implementation of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in the 2024 budget before increasing the fund.
Officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) are decrying persistent high cost of living in Zambia.
Officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) are calling on the Zambian government to set up strategic reserves of food and essential commodities to cushion the Southern African nation against price fluctuations and supply shocks.
Church leaders under the auspices of the Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG) in Zambia are among Faith-Based (FBOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) calling on the government to provide clarity on constitutional and electoral law reforms.
Church leaders in Zambia under the Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG) have called on the government of the Southern African nation to include “competence and integrity” among the criteria for identifying candidates to take the helm of the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ).
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Zambia’s government needs to put in place effective systems aimed at addressing gaps that may arise with the implementation of the free education policy in the country, members of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said.
The President of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema, has acknowledged the significant role of the Catholic Church in the Southern African nation, describing the entity as a “beacon of hope” and “a barometer of our nation's conscience.”
Many people still trust the radio in the transmission of accurate information, the Director of Catholic Media Services (CMS) of the Zambia Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCCB) Communications Commission has observed, and cautioned radio practitioners against betraying the trust of their audiences.
Representatives of Church leaders in Zambia under the auspices of the Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG) have expressed concern about the violence witnessed during the recently held Kabwata Constituency by-election.
A Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe coordinating an office of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC) has highlighted the plight of refugees and migrants, saying that their lives entail “risking everything” in search of a better life.
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.
Officials of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Debt Alliance in Zambia are calling on those who have loaned the Southern African nation money, whether private or other governments, to consider cancelling the loans in what they term “a large-scale debt cancellation”.
African countries have plunged into an extreme financial crisis owing to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) have said, and called for increased global financing to support post-pandemic recovery efforts on the continent.
Members of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Debt Alliance in Zambia have lauded the country’s government for what they have described as “notable positives” in recovering the Southern African nation’s ailing economy.
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.