Government of Mozambique wants all districts to have a bank

27 July 2016

Seventy new bank branches, one for each district in Mozambique, will start operating by 2019, to bring financial services to citizens, a government spokesman said on Tuesday in Maputo.

The spokesman and deputy health minister, Mouzinho Saide, said this process of opening banks in all the districts is part of a project called “One District, One Bank”.

Some 90% of the Mozambican population has no account at a formal financial institution and that formal credit is available to only 3% of the adult population, according to Mozambican daily newspaper Noticias.

Currently, only 78 of the 150 districts in Mozambique have a bank branch. (macauhub/MZ)