ECONOMIST Trevor Hambayi says Zambia is not likely to get on an International Monetary Fund (IMF) economic bailout programme before the August 12 general election as the outstanding issues will need more time to solve. And Hambayi says the six months that the Zambian government asked for to restructure its debt was not enough, as the country has not gotten any closer to achieving this objective to start meeting its debt payment obligations. In an interview, Hambayi observed that the Zambian government was not likely to finally clinch that elusive...

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