Today, the Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) had the privilege of paying a courtesy call on the Speaker of the National Assembly, Rt. Hon. Nelly Butete Kashumba Mutti. The discussions were highly productive and underscored the significant role EAZ plays in the national economic agenda and governance participation.

The National Assembly expressed profound appreciation for our contributions to economic governance. They highlighted the importance of our involvement in policy discussions and decision-making processes.

Key Highlights:

  1. Sector Budget Committees Participation: The National Assembly is rolling out support sector budget committees and has invited EAZ to actively participate. Our expertise and insights are valued in providing detailed analyses and recommendations to enhance budget allocations’ effectiveness and efficiency.
  2. Legislative Review and Proposals: EAZ has been requested to review certain existing laws and propose amendments where necessary. This collaboration aims to ensure that the legislative framework supports robust economic growth and addresses contemporary economic challenges.
  3. 2024 National Economic Summit: We are thrilled to announce that the National Assembly has agreed to participate in the forthcoming National Economic Summit 2024. Their involvement will foster dialogue between policymakers and economic stakeholders, enriching the summit’s outcomes.
  4. Enhancing Research and Contributions: The Speaker acknowledged EAZ’s significant contributions to addressing the nation’s economic challenges. She emphasized the need for EAZ to enhance its research capabilities and continue making substantial contributions, particularly in economic policy, governance, and budgeting.

This meeting reinforced the strong partnership between EAZ and the National Assembly. Our continued collaboration is vital in advancing Zambia’s economic development and addressing the challenges we face. We are committed to strengthening our research efforts, actively participating in budget committees, and contributing to legislative reforms to drive sustainable economic growth.

Stay tuned for more updates as we work together to create a brighter economic future for Zambia!

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