By Florence Banda-Muleya and Caesar Cheelo
Two weeks ago the Minister of Finance delivered the 2016 National Budget Address to the National Assembly. The buzz that came in the aftermath of the Address was no surprise. For days the general public and organisations alike talked about nearly every segment of the Budget trying to figure out what the big deal about this particular Budget was. Why should it matter so much?
To begin with, the National Budget represents Zambia's financial plan for the fiscal year, in this case 2016.