The Mozambican government has secured the funds it needs to conclude projects funded by the United States governments that will only be finished after the end of the aid programme, next September, Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias reported.
The newspaper added that the pledge of funding secured by the government addresses the concerns of the US government about a government commitment that none of the projects carried out by the Millennium Challenge Account Moçambique (MCA) would be left unfinished after the end of the programme.
The rules of the aid programmes funded by the US government stipulate that all projects should be carried out during the period of those programmes, and conclusion of any delayed projects must be borne by their respective States.
Notícias gave no figures for the funding needed to finish the projects but noted that the amounts were included in the Revised Budget, which will be analysed by parliament from 1 August onwards.
In 2007 the US government provided Mozambique with US$506.9 million to be used, over five years, in the provinces of Cabo Delgado, Niassa, Nampula and Zambézia to repair roads, water supply and sanitation systems, improve agricultural yields and safe access to land. (macauhub)