The Government is this afternoon confirming that it has engaged the Obama-administration about lobbying the leadership of the IMF to adjust the terms of the ongoing economic programme with Jamaica.
Reports emerged last week that five Congressional Democrats, wrote to President Obama, asking that he use his influence to encourage the IMF to revisit the terms of the programme.
The influential lawmakers described the programme as being counter-productive to economic growth.
Addressing a PNP meeting in Clarendon last night, Finance Minister, Dr. Phillips said the Government has been talking with its friends in the US Congress and appreciates their intervention.
Dr. Phillips says the Government is using the most appropriate channels as it seeks adjustments to the programme.