Walk the Budget Talk, pleads Dr. Pamela Nankamba-Kabaso
By Ashton Kelly Bunda
Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) Executive Director Dr. Pamela Nankamba-Kabaso says implementing hard decision proposals in the 2017 National Budget estimated at K64.5 billion will restore the Zambian economy on the growth path.
Speaking after Secretary to the Treasury, Fredson Yamba launched “Walking a Tightrope To Economic Recovery” and “Analytical Brief of the Social Sector Budget 2017 “Leaving No One Behind,” at Lusakla’s Taj Pamodzi hotel, produced by ZIPAR and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Dr. Nankamba-Kabaso observed a fine line between balancing the current scarcity of resources and the pressure to hasten recovery to growth and development.
Dr. Nankamba-Kabaso explained that ZIPAR partnered with UNICEF in this budget analysis in order to ensure that they leave no stone un turned in scrutinizing the budget focused on the welfare of the marginalized groups. UNICEF Representative Dr. Hamid El Bashir Ibrahim, was present.