Germany supports Mozambique with 128 million euros

6 July 2015

The government of Germany announced aid of 128 million euros for development projects in Mozambique over the next two years as part of bilateral cooperation, under an agreement signed Friday in Maputo.

The document was signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mozambique, Oldermiro Baloi, and the German ambassador in Maputo, Phillipp Shauer, who said that funds would allow work to continue in education, sustainable economic development and decentralisation for rural development.

The diplomat said that 50 million euros were earmarked for the education sector, mainly for the expansion of technical and vocational education.

The remaining amount will be channeled to the areas of biodiversity protection, promotion of sound financial governance and improving access to energy, through the modernisation and expansion of the electricity network.

The German ambassador in Maputo said that, taking into account the support of the former German Democratic Republic, his country had provided over 1 billion euros for development in Mozambique. (macauhub/MZ)