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Mozambique private sector representative the Confederation of Associations of Mozambique (CTA) is planning to set up a business support office soon. Initially, the bureau should work for CTA-affiliated companies, but the organisation does not rule out the possibility of assisting non-member companies in some situations.
News of the initiative was released by CTA chairman Agostinho Vuma at a meeting that took place on Friday and Saturday in Bilene, Gaza province.
Spokesperson and president of the CTA’s international cooperation department Noor Momade said that CTA’s intervention would be broad-based, and might include business accounting among its offerings.
At the meeting, whose goal was to discuss ideas and consolidate plans to improve the business environment in the country, Vuma stressed that the main recommendations include extending the mandates of the board of directors and provincial business councils from three to four years, so that they had more time to implement their plans. In addition, accelerating the CTA’s code of ethics to combat corruption and behaviour that threaten the good business environment was among the priorities.
Government concerned about corruption
In final speeches, Gaza province governor Stella Zeca told the meeting that that businesspeople should report corruption immediately, acknowledging that situations that flagrantly undermine the business environment are all too common.
Ideas formalised at the Bilene Beach meeting will result in the CTA 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, to be approved by the organisation’s general assembly in November.Source: O País