ECONOMIST Noel Nkoma says the over US$3 billion investment pledges which Zambia has gotten this year can only be actualised if government remains committed to its budget pronouncements. Recently, Minister of Science and Technology Felix Mutati disclosed that Zambia had unprecedented business commitments exceeding US$3 billion this year alone. Commenting on this in an interview, Nkoma said it was important that the budget pronouncements were honoured in order to further boost confidence. “Whatever the government commits to in terms of budget pronouncements going forward, let it be respected, let it be honoured. Let us not half way in the race begin to make U-turns, no. How do you actualise it? There are pledges that have been made. So the respective…...

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