Partners pledge funding of US$305 million to Mozambique for 2016

16 June 2015

Mozambique is expected to receive US$305 million from its Programme Aid Partners for the 2016 State Budget, an increase of 12 percent over the pledges for the current year, the Mozambican press reported.

The Swedish ambassador, Irina Schoulgin Nyoni, who is also a past president of the tripartite commission, indicated that Canada, Switzerland and Finland within the next few weeks would submit their commitments for next year, which would raise the total end value.

Irina Nyoni, cited by daily newspaper Notícias, said Monday that the partners “believe in the government’s determination to pursue reforms and combat corruption in order to increase the impact of the application of public funds on people’s lives.”

On Monday Sweden left the presidency of the Tripartite Commission, a position that was taken on by Portugal.

The Programme Aid Partners, better known as the G-19 or Group of 19, brings together the countries and institutions that support the Mozambican general state budget. (macauhub/MZ/PT)