The biggest challenge facing the current government is reducing unemployment. The budget this week will inevitably begin to address it.
This problem is not unique to Zambia, though it is quite severe in our case. Only 2% of the the Zambian workforce force is in the formal sector (that is to say gainfully employed and paying tax).
As part of the readers weekly column, we are asking:
How should government go about tackling unemployment?
What policies should they implement to decisively and expediently deal with this issue?
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