The representative of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Yamashita Chigiru, said in Tokyo that the organization will continue to support Mozambique to train public officials on financial management and accounting.
Chigiru told Mozambican daily newspaper O País that the suspension of future financial support to Mozambique, decided by the Japanese government, is transitory until the issue of hidden debts is clarified and there are guarantees that the situation will not be repeated.
“We are committed to doing everything possible to help the development of Mozambique, but at the moment, it is not appropriate to lend to Mozambique, and we continue to channel aid funds to development and support for technical cooperation,” Chigiru said.
JICA has, however, given assurances that financing of ongoing projects is not affected by the decision of the Japanese government, namely the two rehabilitation projects for the Nacala and Maputo Corridors and three technical assistance projects in agriculture, promotion of industrial development and development of economic infrastructures in Central and Northern Mozambique. (macauhub)