IMF talks will succeed, assures Mutati

FORMER MINISTER of Works and Supply Felix Mutati

DISCUSSIONS with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be successful, and Government is working towards accelerating the process to ensure the implementation of the 2018 budget is not affected, Minister of Finance Felix Mutati has said.

He told Parliament yesterday that part of the financing structure for the 2018 budget includes support from bilateral and multilateral partners, and most of them depend on the views expressed by the IMF.

Mr Mutati was responding to Sesheke member of Parliament (MP) Frank Kufwakwandi (UPND) who wanted to find out when discussions with the IMF are likely to be concluded, noting that further delays could affect the implementation of the 2018 budget.
“Before the end of this year, we are going to have what is called a staff mission that is going to validate the information that has been prepared, and upon that validation, we then can have a time table for…

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