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There’s unanimous recognition of the role of non-governmental organisations in Mozambique.
But many consider that their impact on society would be greater if they ensure the sustainability of the projects in which they are involved.
In Mozambique, there are about five thousand non-governmental organisations that carry out a multitude of activities in the areas of health, education, environment and agriculture, among others, all over the country.
The architect, Tomás Rondinho, was already a consultant of an organistion that developed an environmental project in the province of Zambézia, but that did not have continuity.
For that architect, “in the productive component, there was practically nothing, because some non-governmental organizations that acted in the promotion of some productions did not follow up their projects”.
Mozambican Democracy Movement (MDM) spokesperson Sandí Carmona says non-governmental organizations have played an important role in educating Mozambicans, “but they should do much more.”
For the young entrepreneur, Sérgio Nhampossa, to say that non-governmental organizations have no impact on Mozambican society is to try to minimize all the work that is being done by them in practically all sectors.
Some people say that there are cases where the work of the associations is in conflict with the plans of the governmental authorities, making this work have no impact on the communities.
Anonymously, a head of a Swedish non-governmental organization says that in many cases, they organize society, put forward proposals, lobby the government and even join it in implementing certain projects.
The same source considered that if they did not exist, the service to those living with HIV would be in crisis and “there are many success stories like these”, said the source.Source: Voa Portugues
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