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The building of the Ministry of State Administration and Public Service went dark on Thursday afternoon allegedly as a result of an unpaid three billion meticais Mozambique Electricity bill (around US$46.4 million), O País reported on Friday, April 12.
The air conditioning, the television and lights went off during the day, which left the rooms of the Ministry of State Administration and Civil Service in the dark. The ground floor corridor was abuzz with workers who had made it to work, but were powerless to do anything.
One worker explained STV that the problem did not start on Friday, and was linked to money the Ministry of State Administration owed to Mozambique Electricity (EDM).
No electricity, no proof of life
Worst affected by the situation were people among the general public.
At 69 years old, the body no longer allows for great speeds, but with foot disease, things are even worse. Francisco Nuazi said he left home in Maxaquene at seven o’clock and got to the ministry only three hours later in order to regularise his proof of life situation, but his effort was in vain.
A ministry source confirmed that the institution owed about three billion meticais, while a well-positioned source at EDM confirmed that the ministry had an administrative problem with the company which was already the subject of negotiations and was likely to be resolved this week.
By Cornélio MwituSource: O País
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