Government says the delay in sealing the International Monetary Fund package will not affect financing of the 2018 budget. In a statement, Tuesday, Ministry of Finance Public Relations Head Chileshe Kandeta insisted that that the IMF program was meant to support balance of payments and would therefore not have an impact on the 2018 budget. “The domestic resource mobilization enhancement measures which are being implemented as part of the 2018 budget, coupled with the stepped-up focus on public-private-partnerships, will be the game changers in the way the government finances development programmes in Zambia. The estimates of revenue and expenditure and the other economic parameters adopted in drawing up the budget for the current fiscal year are premised on domestic resources…...

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