Mozambique: Foot-dragging on peace - By Joseph Hanlon
RM (File photo) / Former combatants are seen here holding a meeting in a file photo, for illustration purposes only
Minister of Veteran Affairs, Eusébio Lambo says the government recognises that setting up pensions for the 170,000 combatants in the country is one of its major challenge. All beneficiaries must however, he says, hold a military identification card and identity card.
Speaking in Radio Moçambique’s ‘Cards on the Table’ [Cartas na Mesa] programme, Lambo said the executive was working to address all complaints about combatants’ pensions.
“Organising combatants’ pensions is a time-consuming job. Most of these fighters are already benefiting, but those who are not continue to press. Our work in the mobilisation and in our visits at provincial level is addressing problems, and at the level of local governments, in fact, the number of problems is decreasing,” the minister said.Source: Rádio Moçambique