Acting Finance and Economic Development Minister, Patrick Chinamasa PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s comments during his inauguration last week rekindled hope for the resuscitation of the Lima deal whose implementation stalled after Zimbabwe failed to deliver on key treaty demands. Mnangagwa, who replaced Zimbabwe’s long-time ruler Robert Mugabe, has emphasised the need for the country to deal with its serious debt problem, which has proscribed Zimbabwe from accessing offshore funding for its capital-starved economy. Last month, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Africa director, Abebe Selassie, pinned his hope on the country’s 2018 National Budget as Zimbabwe remains in default on its international debts to the IMF, the World Bank (WB) and African Development Bank (AfDB). Arrears to the…