United States to increase aid to Mozambique

27 September 2011

New York, United States, 27 Sept – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is set to increase its aid to Mozambique, the agency’s president, Rajiv Shah said.

According to Mozambican newspaper, Notícias, Shah announced the intention to increase aid to agriculture, food safety and infrastructures to the Mozambican president during his trip to New York to take part in the United Nations General Assembly.

“The United States Federal government currently consigns around US$400 million per year to help the people of Mozambique,” Shah said adding that the aid had been and would continue to be channelled to sectors that allow Mozambique to improve its agricultural economy and overall economic performance.

“We are analysing an increase in the amounts provided, if we can get the results that are expected from our help,” Shah said.

Shah also noted the meeting he had with Armando Guebuza at the Word Economic Forum on Africa, which was held in Cape Town, South Africa during which he was informed that Mozambique wanted to continue to count on USAID’s support in the areas of food safety and fighting famine. (macauhub)