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Approximately 250 families affected by the electric power transmission line in the city of Maxixe and the district of Homoíne in Inhambane are threatening to re-occupy their land because of delays in the payment of compensation.
About three million meticais is needed to compensate these families who saw their assets sacrificed to make the project viable. Coconut palms, orange trees and other plants were felled in 2015 at the start of the project to extend electricity transmission lines from Maxixe to the village of Homoíne.
Those affected are impatient with the delay.
“At first they had said that no proof was needed because the money was already there, it’s just a matter of you having your money in hand. Last year was also the same thing. What we are seeing is that money is there, but they don’t want to pay us. They promised us 6,400 meticais, for each palm tree, but they didn’t have the money, so they came to tell us that there was 1,500 for each palm tree and if we accepted that amount, it could be paid soon, but so far we are not seeing any results,” interviewees told Radio Mozambique.
Maxixe administrator John Muchine acknowledges delays in the payment of compensation and says that it is due to the financial crisis, but promises to settle the matter soon.Source: Rádio Moçambique
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