Mozambique’s economic associations hold conference in May

24 March 2006

Maputo, Mozambique, 24 March – The Mozambican Confederation of Economic Associations is due to hold a conference in May to assess reforms of economic policy and legislation, said the confederation’s president, Salimo Abdula, in Maputo Wednesday.

Abdula added that one of the aims of the IX annual conference, to take place on May 4 and 5. was to “contribute to improving the business climate in Mozambique.”

Mozambique’s Minister of Industry and Trade, António Fernando, the government’s representative at private sector meetings, called on national businesspeople to be aware of market dynamics, especially in terms of production, in order to develop the country.

“National companies must present themselves in a different manner, we have to grow as good quality producers,” Fernando said, later adding that, “if companies produce more and better quality, we will be taking a great leap in order for our products to have an international market.”

According to Fernando, the conference will be sub-titled as, “For a better business climate – Opportunities of the global market,” and would be a way of challenging national development, finding better alternatives and profitable methods in different sectors. (macauhub)