It is gratifying to learn that President Hakainde Hichilema is getting down to work to deliver on promises and expectations. HH and his team has an arduous task to fix a shrinking economy and put it on a growth trajectory. Expectations from the Zambian people who turned out to vote en masse amid widespread poverty, high youth unemployment, and general economic decline as evidenced from the high cost of living and unstainable external debt, are too high. HH and his administration are expected to implement economic reforms that will put Zambia on a more sustainable fiscal footing, liquidate foreign debt, and secure a bailout loan package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Citizens, particularly, the jobless youths and women are eager to see.. Read more
During the second quarter of 2021, JCTR under the faith and Justice Programme conducted formation workshops aimed at increasing knowledge among young people about the significance of Economic Social and Cultural Rights and the need for them to be enshrined in the Bill of Rights.
To prove its relevance in governance issues vis a viz electoral processes prior to August 2021 General Elections, JCTR in partnership with Action Aid Zambia, conducted voter education for the media in Livingstone and Kitwe in order to remind them of their mandate in informing, educating and entertaining the masses. Key to note is the promotion of active citizen participation among men, women and the youths in the electoral processes before, during and after elections. Read more