GOVERNMENT has requested the Japanese government, which is a member of the official creditors’ committee, to support Zambia in the ongoing discussions. And Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) senior vice president Nakamura Toshiyuki has assured that his country is a strong supporter of Zambia’s quest toward debt sustainability. Meanwhile, Japanese Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Zambia Ryuta Mizuuchi has advised Zambia to quickly sort out its debt issues in order to be able to receive new financial assistance in terms of developmental projects. Speaking during government’s and JICA liaison engagement, Thursday, acting Minister of Finance and National Planning Elias Mubanga requested Japan to support Zambia in its quest to restructure the debt. “Though you are also part of the creditors,…...

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