Nobel laureate warns Mozambique about danger of excessive debt
Adriano Maleiane. Photo: O País
The Minister of Economy and Finance says that the government has not yet started asking partners for financial support for the general elections. Adriano Maleiane says that the executive is still studying, together with the National Electoral Commission (CNE) where costs can be cut, and only then will it ask for support.
With five months to go before the general elections on October 15, the Mozambican state still lacks nearly 60 percent of the necessary budget. But that does not worry the Minister of Economy and Finance, who is confident the elections will take place regardless.
Resorting to an Amending Budget has been ruled out. Everything will depend on cuts in electoral bodies’ expenses.
Addressing the recent delay in the payment of civil servant’s salaries, Maleiane explained that technical reasons had led to the delay, which had no connection any lack of money.
By José JoãoSource: O País
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