GOVERNMENT must focus on clearing the bottlenecks around the mining sector if Zambia is to re-build its international gross reserves, says Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Felix Mutati. And Mutati says it will be nearly impossible for Zambia to get a debt restructuring plan without getting on an International Monetary Fund (IMF)-backed economic programme. In an interview, Mutati, a former finance minister, observed that the mining sector was the fastest way of generating foreign exchange, hence the need for government to resolve any disputes with mining companies. “You have...

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