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Mozambican schools will receive land use titles to prevent neighbouring landowners from taking over their grounds, the government has announced.
The issuance of titles to schools should be completed by the end of 2018, Minister for Education and Human Development Conceição Sortane is quoted by Mozambican newspaper Notícias as saying.
Mozambique has 12,528 primary schools and 538 secondary schools spread across 11 provinces. The minister did not specify how many already hold title to their premises and grounds, but said it was a small percentage.
The measure was intended to halt the loss of parcels of land that had already begun to occur, Sortane said.
Some unfenced educational units are already losing bits of their grounds to neighbouring communities, especially in areas where there is pressure to build new homes.Source: Lusa / AIM Moçambique