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Carlos Mondlane. [File photo: Savana]
The Mozambican Association of Judges (AMJ) and the Housing Development Fund (FFH) recently signed a memorandum of understanding in Maputo aimed at mutual collaboration in improving the housing conditions of judicial magistrates through the creation of specific products and packages and favourable treatment for AMJ associates in the projects developed.
The memorandum, signed by President Carlos Mondlane of the AMJ and Arlindo Munguambe, chairman of the Board of Directors of FFH, also aims at the promotion of social housing, through the provision of serviced land, concessionary credit for construction, the assignment of a quota of houses for the magistrates association in all housing projects built in the provincial capitals and in district headquarters villages.
The agreement also provides for the financial support of government housing programmes through the granting of construction credit, including all related or similar operations.
The memorandum embodies the will to form a strategic alliance allowing solutions to housing problems faced by the judicial magistracy, in an agreement where the financial resources needed to achieve the objectives of the memorandum will be ensured by the members of AMJ and the Mozambique Housing Fund.
The document imposes on both parties responsibility for ensuring the transparent selection of beneficiaries of houses and land and identifying solutions for bank financing or mortgage so as to enable AMJ members’ access.
The memorandum comes when judges are complaining of a lack of security in the proper performance of their duties, and appears to be part of a government response ensuring the functioning of judges in the field of their socio-professional status.Source: Savana
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