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Cabo Delgado’s provincial government is concerned about the publication of confidential state information on social networks, some of which may be being circulated from the offices of the government members.
The problem was raised for the first time by provincial governor Júlio Parruque at a national meeting of the Association of Secretaries of Mozambique (ASSEMO), where he urged professionals to avoid disclosing documents that could jeopardise state security.
“We recognise the importance of new technologies, but we deem it important that they be used only to facilitate communication, not for the publication of information which, to some extent, may jeopardise the security of the state itself,” Parruque said in his opening speech.
Parruque called on secretaries to people in leadership positions, especially in government, “to avoid collaborating in the propagation to the public of sensitive information and documents in progress via new technologies”.
ASSEMO’s president, Julita Juma acknowledged the concerns raised by the Cabo Delgado governor, but did not accept responsibility for the publication of confidential documents.
“Files pass through various departments and institutions, and we do not believe that secretariat professionals are involved in document disclosure,” she said.
The national seminar, taking place under the motto “The Role of Secretariat Professional as a Lever for the Development of Organisations”, involves about 300 secretariat professionals, representing the more than 3,000 members of ASSEMO, a group created in 1994.Source: O País