Government hoping to recover one million hectares of idle land - Mozambique
People resettled in Pazimane five years ago have accused the government of failing to keep promises made at the time of their resettlement in 2013. Their resettlement site still has no water, electricity or access roads.
These are the complaints of citizens taken from areas prone to flooding in Maputo municipality and resettled in Pazimane in Marracuene. They say they do not have access to public services, and that everything is missing. One woman cried and fainted while listing the shortcomings of the location to our reporter.
Residents say they have been cut off from the rest of the country since 2013. They cannot watch television or use the appliances they brought from their previous homes because of power failures.
Access to the city is difficult due to lack of transportation, and women are obliged to give birth at home.
The head of Matalana locality says that he has held a meeting with the Pazimane residents, and that “this restlessness will soon have an answer”.