Mozambique: Water supply system to have common investment fund

7 March 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 7 March – The Mozambican government and its cooperation partners have decided to create a common investment fund for the water supply system, tteh national Waters director, Julião Alferes, said Wednesday in Maputo.

Speaking to the press at the end of a three-day meeting between the government, international partners and other parties interested in the sector, Alferes said that the common fund all investments would be channelled via the State Budget.

Alferes added that so far many donors had invested in the sector in an individual way, a situation that would change with the creation of the fund, but noted that this did not mean that funds would be managed in a centralized manner as the government would channel the funds to the districts.

With that aim, Mozambique’s Public Works minister, Felício Zacarias, signed with Rachel Turner of the British Department of International Development, representing the international community, a code of conduct that will lead to the creation of an all-encompassing approach to the water supply system.

Over three days participants discussed the sector’s performance in 2007 and approved a plan of action for 2008. (macauhub)