Mozambique: France funds good governance in Mozambique

11 February 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 11 Feb – The French government plans to donate 900,000 euros over a three-year period to Mozambique’s good governance and public finance project, under the terms of a deal signed Friday in Maputo.

Signed by the governor of the Bank of Mozambique, Ernesto Gove, and by the French ambassador to Mozambique, Thierry Viteau, the agreement is part of a document/framework partnership signed by the two governments, in Paris on 21 July 2006.

Gove said that the document also included transversal priorities for structuring civil society, cultural diversity and diffusion of the French language in Mozambique.

The French ambassador said that the project was part of continued support from France to Mozambique for public governance and projects carried out between 1994 and 2006 in the areas of social and municipal development. (macauhub)