Mozambican government wants less bureaucracy for State contracts

16 May 2006

Maputo, Mozambique, 16 May – Mozambique’s Minister of Finance, Manuel Chang, said in Matola on the outskirts of Maputo that contracts for public works and services provided to the state needed to be simplified.

Speaking, over the weekend, at the closing ceremony of the Second Coordinating Council of the Finance Ministry, Chang called on a reduction of bureaucracy in the process of signing contracts between the state and private entities.

In order to fulfill that aim, the Ministry was preparing a new set of regulations for contracting public works and services companies by the state, he said.

The Second coordinating council also assessed the work carried out by the institution in 2005, the introduction of a new denomination of the Mozambican currency and cooperation between the government and its international partners in the financial sector. (macauhub)