Mozambique’s President calls for resumption of international aid

16 May 2017

The Mozambican President asked international organisations and countries that contribute financially to the State Budget to resume this support “so that the government can consolidate the country’s development efforts,” Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported.

Filipe Nyusi’s statements in Angoche at the end of a three-day visit to Nampula province were the first official response to the delivery of the international audit report on the loans contracted by three public companies with the support of the Mozambican state.

The report, drawn up by Kroll Associates UK, was delivered last Friday to the Attorney General’s Office, which is leading the investigation into the loans and the final destination of more than US$2 billion.

“The progress made in restoring effective peace and the ongoing macroeconomic correction measures in the country are key to restoring confidence among partners and investors,” said Nyusi, thanking the Swedish government for its support in paying for the audit.

The President also noted the willingness of the government to provide the necessary support for the conclusion of this process conducted by the Attorney General’s Office. (macauhub)