President Edgar Lungu today told International Monetary Fund officials that there is need to bring negotiations to a close. According to a statement issued by the State House press and public relations unit today, President Lungu said this when IMF Director for the Africa Region Dr Abebe Selassie paid a courtesy call. The Head of State assured the delegation that Zambia remained committed to spearheading the nation’s development based on an economic stabilisation and growth programme. “Although we remain committed to continue on the path of economic reform and stabilisation, there is need to bring the programme negotiations to a conclusion. We are committed to move forward with the programme. We are taking painful decisions now, to ensure we make…...

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