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Three new Ministry of National Defence staff members were sworn in on Tuesday by Minister Atanásio Salvador M’tumuke. They are the director of Logistics and Assets, Lieutenant-Colonel Miguel Matenda Paulo; the head of the Legal Office, Colonel Teófilo Jorge Chongo, and the head of the Department of Reconnaissance of the General Staff of the FADM, Brigadier Aldo Roberto Malaquias Fumo.
The new members of staff were sworn in as part of the restructuring and gradual renewal of the governing body of the Ministry of National Defence and the Defence Forces of Mozambique, aimed at fostering a new dynamic for achieving the institution’s goals.
“To this end, you should accentuate the sharing of knowledge and experience with your sector work teams,” the Minister of Defence said.
M’tumuke said he believed that the appointment of these officers would greatly contribute to the successful implementation of the Ministry of National Defence 2015-2019 goals in the areas of training, infrastructure, logistics and military health, through a ready technical-legal support and rational and responsible management of resources.
He urged the newly sworn-in officials to abstain from humiliating staff, to avoid favouritism in the conduct of purchase tenders, and to not charge money for technical support.
The new staff members said they were ready for their new challenge. Brigadier Aldo Roberto Malaquias Fumo, head of the newly created Department of Reconnaissance of the General Staff of the Armed Defence Forces of Mozambique, said he felt his appointment constituted yet another challenge for his commitment to the country. Aldo Fumo said, because in their new functions they would have to create and determine policies and be ready for all eventualities, he expected the support of all his colleagues in bringing the ship safely home to port and maintaining security in Mozambique.
Lieutenant-Colonel Miguel Matenda Paulo, director of Logistics and Assets, said that the horizon was wide and the challenges many, since the State, and the Ministry of Defence in particular, operated on the basis of legal instruments, which would have to offer a dynamic response to current requirements.Source: Notícias