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Carlos Agostinho do Rosario - Mozambican Prime Minister
Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario on Monday demanded more responsibility from senior civil servants in managing human resources, and financial and material assets.
Speaking in Maputo at a ceremony where he swore into office the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Maria Ribeiro Pinto, and the Permanent Secretary of Sofala province, Rui Nanlipa, Rosario stressed that senior officials must observe the principles of internal control and the principles of transparency and accountability.
The Prime Minister said that the industry and trade portfolio plays a fundamental role in the industrialisation of Mozambique, in agricultural marketing, and in supporting the development of the national private sector, particularly micro, small and medium enterprises.
He added that the government expects Maria Pinto to put into operation its Industrial Policy and Strategy, and the Plan of Action for Agricultural Marketing.
As for Sofala, Rosario said he expects Nanlipa to maintain permanent and healthy communication and good coordination with the provincial government and all the Sofala provincial, district and local institutions. He hoped that the new permanent secretary will guarantee improvement in provincial governance and compliance with deadlines in the planning cycle.
Maria Pinto formerly worked in the Ministry of Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries. She admitted that she knows little about the industry and trade portfolio, but told reporters she is prepared to rise to the challenge.
Nanlipa said he knows Sofala and previously carried out monitoring and assessment work in the province. He promised to carry out to the full the recommendations given by the Prime Minister, particularly in the development of human resources.
“I shall carry out administrative acts in alignment with the government’s Five Year Programme”, he said. “I shall empower human resources in terms of promotions and progressions along the career structure, so that the staff are motivated and trained to provide better services”.Source: AIM