Mozambique bans imports of Zimbabwe animal products
The government is negotiating the creation of an industrial park in Gaza province, it was revealed this Thursday by Minister of Industry and Commerce Silvino Moreno, who argues that the measure aims to complement the Special Economic Zone of Gaza.
At its 2nd Ordinary Session in January 2021, Mozambique’s Council of Ministers approved the creation of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for Agribusiness in Limpopo, with the aim of providing incentives for the transformation of the agro-ecological potential of the region.
The Minister of Industry and Commerce, Silvino Moreno, this Thursday revealed, on the sidelines of the 9th edition of the private sector briefing held in Gaza, that negotiations are underway for the creation of an industrial park in the province also.
“We note with interest and we encourage the ongoing advanced dialogue between MozParks and the provincial government for an industrial park, to complement the recently created Gaza Special Economic Zone, to quickly be implemented in the province,” he said.
In turn, the governor of Gaza province, Margarida Mapandzene Chongo, acknowledged the existence of challenges in the industrial sector and the need to build the Mapai dam, which could help mitigate the effects of climate change in that region.
“It is with positive expectations that we take part in this meeting of the private sector at the highest level and to reflect together, given that our concern is the expansion of the agro-processing industry whose main action will consist in the implementation and acquisition of fruit processing machines and vegetables, given the production potential of these crops in the southern region of our province,” the governor stressed.
Governor Chongo added that the government of Gaza was committed to transforming the family livestock sector into a commercial sector.
Bearing in mind that, with an estimated 522,000 head, mostly of the Lacy breed, Gaza province occupies the first place in the production of cattle in the country, Margarida Chongo believes that “there is a capacity to increase production capacity through the entry of the commercial sector into the market – with the introduction of animals of improved breed, adapted to our agro-ecological region, of rapid growth and of greater body mass. In this way, conditions would be in place for the installation of tanneries and other leather industries as well as of other cattle-derived products”.
According to the government, within the scope of the simplified regime and also of the regular commercial and industrial sectors, Gaza province in 2021 licensed 532 economic operators out of a total of 22,794 nationwide.