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O País / Mateus Magala (L) and Mahomed Rafique Jusob (R)
Public companies Telecomunicações de Moçambique (TDM), Mcel and Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) have pledged to cooperate in various areas, including infrastructures, in a bid to improve long-term sustainability.
To this end, the companies signed a memorandum of understanding on Saturday in Marracuene, Maputo province, to improve the quality of services at a lower tariff, reach a larger population and reduce operating costs.
According to the memorandum, Mcel and TDM will furnish EDM with human resources in terms of information and communication technologies, allowing it to reduce operational costs and make a profit.
In turn, EDM will permit the use of the country’s energy distribution network.
Speaking at the signing ceremony in FACIM, TDM and Mcel chairman Mahomed Jusob said that he looked at the memorandum as a platform for each of the companies to take advantage of their capabilities to better produce.
“It is possible in difficult situations for companies to join hands with each other and jointly overcome those difficulties, in order to promote synergies and also improve signal quality, service and access to services,” he said.
The memorandum signed between Jusob and his EDM counterpart Mateus Magala defines the terms by which companies will collaborate for mutual benefit and the public good, and covers telecom infrastructure development and the improvement of telecommunication services to serve both companies and the country.
The agreement also covers boosting technical knowledge and leadership of the workforce of companies, collaborating in investment, sharing common services in training, logistics, technology and management, and providing the best services to the customers of the three companies.
EDM sees the initiative as an opportunity to bolster itself, as well as to assist TDM and Mcel in their restructuring process.
“TDM and Mcel will get back up. We promised to work together to raise up TDM and Mcel. EDM is also going to strengthen itself, and we cannot be strong without TDM and Mcel lending us a hand,” Magala said.
The memorandum was signed during the 53rd Maputo International Fair, which ended on Sunday.Source: AIM Moçambique
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