The Mozambican Attorney General’s Office (PGR) will launch shortly a tender to hire an independent international auditor to determine the details of loans to three private companies with guarantees from the Mozambican state between 2013 and 2014, Mozambican news agency AIM reported.
The announcement was made in Parliament by Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario, who said the tender is the result of the visit by the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, to the United States of America, in the middle of last month.
At the end of June this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recommended the Mozambican Government should conduct an international and independent audit.
In order to enhance transparency, according to Rosario, the government also plans to provide the necessary clarifications to the Parliamentary Inquiry Committee set up to investigate Mozambique’s public debt.
The Parliamentary Inquiry Committee is due to submit its final report by 30 November.
The prime minister also said that the current actions serve to improve the credibility of the country internationally and create conditions for the start of negotiations for a new financial assistance programme with the IMF.(macauhub)