Mozambique: Inspection seizes over four tonnes of fish in Zambézia
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For more than two weeks, Cabo Delgado, and, in particular, its provincial capital Pemba, has been experiencing a crisis in the supply of construction cement, causing the price of the product to skyrocket.
A tour of the main outlets revealed that a 50 kg bag is now priced at between 700 and 800 meticais, up from the 500 to 520 meticais charged hitherto.
The situation is concerning for citizens, who are forced to reschedule their plans, especially with regard to house construction.
A press release from the Provincial Directorate of Industry and Commerce of Cabo Delgado reveals that the crisis is being caused by a dearth of clinker, the main raw material for the production of cement.
This has closed the cement factory in Mieze, Metuge district, for 30 days. It will only reopen on September 26th.
The lack of clinker is the result of difficulties in maritime navigation, which have constrained the import of this raw material in Cabo Delgado province and in northern Mozambique in general.
The Provincial Directorate of Industry and Commerce of Cabo Delgado says that it has created a joint unit, coordinated by the National Inspectorate of Economic Activities (INAE), to monitor price speculation in the province.