Snapshot of the Africa Investment Forum, November 2019 - By Adrian Frey
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The Institute of Land Transport (INATTER) could take control of the railway network in Mozambique, according to its statutes, and obtain revenue from its services.
The government created INATTER in August 2011 as a regulatory body for the land transport sector in Mozambique, but up to now it has limited itself to regulating, inspecting and supervising road transport only. Mozambique’s railways meanwhile remains the responsibility of Empresa e Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM).
The challenge was launched yesterday by the Minister of Transport and Communications, Janfar Abdulai, during a visit to INATTER to learn about its operation.
“This is a great challenge and I believe that we will overcome it within this term of office,” the minister told the press at the end of the visit to INATTER, explaining that measures would aim to regulate the railway component.
INATTER submitted a proposal for the transfer of control of the railway network to the Ministry of State Administration and Civil Service in the previous government.
The proposal includes the transformation of INATTER into a public company, and the alteration of its current organisational chart. INATTER would have a Chairman of the Board of Directors, instead of a director-general, and two executive directors, one for the road sector and the other for the railways.
Corruption was another challenge listed by Abdulai. The immediate implementation of internal control mechanisms would be a key tool in combating the situation, according to the minister.
“There are competent people here. Perhaps, people with deviant behaviour end up associating themselves with these employees, who have given their all for the well-being of our country,” he said.
Since last December, at least 28 INATTER employees have faced disciplinary proceedings for their alleged involvement in the fraudulent issuing of driving license in Maputo, with regards to which Abdulai points out that the computerisation of the institution’s systems would be one of the most effective tools.
The minister announced that a computer system for vehicle licensing would soon be in place. INATTER records indicate the existence of 800,000 registered vehicles in the country.Source: Lusa
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