Silo complex opens in Lichinga, Mozambique

30 December 2014

A complex of silos with a capacity of five tons was inaugurated in Lichinga, capital of Mozambique’s Niassa province, the Mozambican Minister of Industry and Trade, Armando Inroga said according to daily newspaper Notícias.

The newspaper also said this was the culmination of a process that aims to ensure that grain production in that part of the country has adequate and effective storage conditions for the promotion of agricultural production.

The Commodities Exchange of Mozambique (BMM) is a public body responsible for the management and operation of silos, not only in Lichinga, but across the country.

At the ceremony, the provincial governor of Niassa, David Marizane said that the silo complex would reverse the current situation, in which the province’s agricultural production ends up in warehouses in neighbouring Malawi, after being sold as soon as possible.

The silo complex in Lichinga silos is the fourth to be opened recently after Nanjua (Cabo Delgado), Malema (Nampula) and Mugema (Zambezia). (macauhub/MZ)