Vehicle assembly plant Matchedje Motors "left nothing but debt"
The Mozambican Economic Associations Confederation (CTA), the country’s largest employers’ organisation, said yesterday in Maputo that some Mozambican businesspeople had filed lawsuits against the state for the payment of money owed to them.
“Parts of the private sector feel aggrieved and have filed lawsuits demanding payment of their claims,” CTA vice president for labour and social action Pedro Baltazar told a press conference in Maputo.
Baltazar said that the state’s debts to the private sector relate to the supply of goods and services and VAT refunds.
“What companies want is to be paid,” Baltazar said, without revealing how many companies had resorted to the courts.
The Mozambican government recently promised to pay 1.7 billion meticais (EUR 25.2 million) that it owes to more than 300 mostly small and medium-sized enterprises.Source: Lusa