Mozambique: Renamo says interim leader moving to Gorongosa seeks compliance with military truce
DM / Governor Taipo, third from the left, with the newly sworn in Chefes de Posto
The governor of Sofala province, Maria Helena Taipo, swore in new heads for the administrative posts of Tica, in Nhamatanda, Vunduzi, in Gorongosa, and Murraça in Caia yesterday. They are André Chidácua, Eusebio dos Santos Nguiraze and Ana Maria Simante.
André Chidácua, who until now has served as a Frelimo member of the Provincial Assembly of Sofala, replaces Abilio Jorge, who was murdered on 8 September 2016 by armed Renamo men as he was leaving a meeting with residents in the village of Nhampuca.
Eusébio dos Santos Nguiraze will head the Vunduzi administrative post in Gorongosa. Prior to his appointment, Nguraze served as secretary of organisation and mobilisation at the Association of Veterans of the National Liberation Struggle (ACLLN) in Sofala province.
Nguraze holds a position that has been vacant since 2015, when the former head, Viola Dinis Caravina, was transferred to the administrative post of Savane, Dondo.
Ana Maria Simante leaves as head of finance in the ACLLN in Sofala to take up the leadership of the administrative post of Murraça, replacing Matilde Valentim, who has resigned.
Speaking at the inauguration, Governor Taipo urged the newly sworn-in officials to transform difficulties into solutions relevant to current demands, Diário de Moçambique reports, adding that the ‘chefes de posto’ should be guided by a spirit of teamwork in order to harness experience from vital sectors and encourage service delivery.
She challenged them to focus on results-oriented management, urging them to be committed to ensuring thoroughgoing implementation of public and institutional policies so that the government could implement its Economic and Social Plan and Five-Year Government Programme.
Governor Taipo pointed out that solutions to many of the difficulties facing people lay in the workplace itself, if only the minimum of attention was dedicated to identifying them.
During the reading of the commitments of honour, the three committed themselves to doing everything they could to put in practice the recommendations given by the provincial governor.
Ana Maria Simante said she was open to gather experiences aimed at the development of the sector, and requested the cooperation of all concerned in ensuring the government’s programmes were carried out.
“The challenge is to increase production and productivity to fight hunger in Murraça,” she said.
André Chidácua said that he was aware of the difficulties he would encounter in the task entrusted to him, and said he was prepared for the challenges awaiting him in Tica, Nhamatanda.
By Alberto CassimoSource: Diário de Moçambique