Nerves remain on edge in Mozambique province that still smells of burning
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The Mozambican government announced on Tuesday that it would disburse EUR 415,000 in support of victims of the Hulene garbage dump incident, which killed 16 people when the dump collapsed in February.
“The main objective is to guarantee the existence of funds to pay families’ mobility allowance,” Council of Ministers spokeswoman Ana Comoana told the press.
Maputo Municipal Council will be in charge of distributing the aid, which will be channelled through the Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development and will benefit a total of 269 families.
On February 19, part of the capital’s largest garbage dump, the height of a three-story building, collapsed due to heavy rain and destroyed several shacks in the area.
In early March, the Mozambican government announced that 1,750 families would be moved away from the vicinity of the dump, which would be closed, in an operation costing an estimated US$110 million (EUR 89.3 million).