Mozambique’s private sector says there are “improvements” in business climate

30 March 2007

Maputo, Mozambique, 30 March – The Confederation of economic Associations of Mozambique (CTA) has said that there have been “improvements” in the country’s business climate, but called for the government to increase, “access to and use of cash and greater lad use.”

Speaking at the Widened Consultation Council of the private sector, of which the Mozambican government is a part, the chairman of CTA, Salimo Abdula, said that Mozambique’s business climate had seen developments.

However, the representative of the private sector in the country criticized the lack of improvements in activities involving Environmental Impact Studies.

“The business climate in our country is improving,” but had “not improved” in terms of the activities involving Environmental Impact Studies, land use, access and use of cash, and inspections, he said.

Some participants in the meeting called for the decentralization of funds for development of the Tourism and Energy sectors for the provinces, lamenting the fact that many continued to be headquartered in Maputo.