Watch: Land use goes to court - Mozambique
About 400 families in Tete are complaining that land has been taken over by the Housing Development Fund in the province. The land was designated for housing 17 years ago, but the project has not moved forward in all that time.
The case dates back to 2001, when the Housing Development Fund called for the removal of a total of 400 families in the Mpadue neighbourhood in Tete for a housing project for young graduates.
With only five houses having been built since then, the locals decided to return.
The Fund for Housing Development delegate meanwhile stands accused of having parcelled out several plots of land in the area and sold them and allocated them to family members.
The delegate reportedly told O País he allocated plots of land to family members.
By Carlitos CadangueSource: O País