A high powered delegation from the International Monet ary Fund [IMF], led by the Managing Director, Dominique Strauss-Khan, will visit Zambia from 10 -11 March for a series of meetings.
According to the Zambian Ministry of Finance here, Strauss-Khan and his delegati on will hold consultative meetings, including dialogues, with President Rupiah B a nda and the Minister of Finance and National Planning, Situmbeko Musokotwane, to
look at key financial, development and economic affairs.
Strauss-Khan is also scheduled to meet with civil society groups, business assoc iations and students from Zambiaâ?s institutions of higher learning at an open a nd frank debate session scheduled for Thursday in Lusaka.
Ministry of Finance public relations officer Chileshe Kandeta, said the visit by Strauss-Khan was very significant to Zambia as it exemplified the confidence th e IMF and other cooperating partners had in the economic programmes and measures t hat had been put in place by the Zambian government to revive strong growth and r einforce resilience to the economic shocks that were experienced during the glob a l economic downturn.