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File photo / Filipe Nyusi
“With all the modern equipment that you see in the engineering laboratory, why was it permitted that Julius Nyerere [avenue in Maputo was paved] in that way? What was the agreement to not inspect the works?” asked President Filipe Nyusi on an inspection visit to the Ministry of Public Works. He went on to note that in Macomia, Cabo Delgado, a contractor was allowed to simply paint the road black instead of repaving it. (O Pais 13 Feb)
He went on to talk about “ridiculous” decisions that mean the roads cost more per kilometre in Mozambique – and then the ministry complains about lack of money to build roads. Nyusi denounced the existence of “many interests” around, including people from outside the ministry. And he said it does not make sense to delay projectors because of “interests”. “Some road projects in Niassa, Nampula and Gaza were never finished, mainly for lack of inspection. We were eaten. The vulgar language is this. And we can not continue to be eaten.”
$3 mn in corruption proceeds was recovered in 2016 by the office of fight corruption (Gabinete Central de Combate a Corrupcao). According to the CIP report, this included 12 buildings (two at Bilene beach and 10 in Maputo) and nine cars. http://www.cipmoz.org/ “Suspensao da Execucao da Pena por Corrupcao de Jeremias Tchamo E Indicativa da Necessidade de Revisao da Punicao dos Crimes de Corrupcao” por Baltazar Fael.
By Joseph HanlonSource: News reports & clippings
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