Zambian Watchdog

Budget hasn’t covered priority sectors – EAZ

The Economics Association of Zambia has observed that the 2011 budget has not covered certain priority sectors.

EAZ president Noel Nkhoma says government should have widely consulted on allocations to certain sectors.

Mr. Nkhoma has since questioned government’s silence on the windfall tax for mining companies which most people have been calling for its reintroduction.

He says Zambians have been anxiously waiting to hear what government’s latest position on the widely talked about windfall tax was.

He has however applauded government for the huge allocation of K63 billion to the tourism sector and hopes that the allocation will go towards the tourism infrastructure and animal restocking.

Mr. Nkhoma also describes the allocation of funds to the irrigation system as a start to further improve the agriculture sector.

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