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Filipe Nyusi in Zambézia [Picture: Savana]
President of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi said this Monday in Gilé, Zambézia, that non-governmental organisations operating in Mozambique should not ‘do politics’.
Speaking at a rally during his visit to Zambézia province, Nyusi said NGOs should only carry out their humanitarian or social support work.
“They do not do politics outside [Mozambique], so they should not come with the cover, sometimes, of an NGO, and do politics here. Leave politics to the Mozambicans. Leave politics to politicians. If you are a national and want to do politics, do politics, but do not call yourself something to give to the population and then the population doesn’t get to figure out who is who and who does what.
“Our request is: all the support you want to give to us Mozambicans, do not subject it to the condition of some decision making, because that takes away our freedom. We are left without the freedom to make decisions, because you want to sink a water borehole. ‘I sank a water borehole but you have to think like this’. This is not a good thing, because it ends up taking away our freedom to think normally just because we are poor. Yes, we are poor, but we should not be manipulated according to what you can help us with,” President Nyusi said.
The head of state at the same rally appealed to the population of Gilé district to undertake a systematic exploration of natural resources in the region.Source: Savana