President Nyusi paying a week-long state visit to Portugal
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President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique has warned of the existence of groups that use population to divert investments in remote districts of Mozambique.
“There are groups of people who make use of Mozambicans, saying that we are being ripped [of our resources]”.
These groups are paid by people who already have everything in their own countries,” the Mozambican head of state said at a rally in Pebane, Zambezia province, central Mozambique.
As far as President Nyusi is concerned, Mozambique needs to open its doors for investments as a precondition for the development of the country and the communities involved.
“We know other cities that have started small and already have a water system, roads and shops,” the president added, while reiterating that there were still people who wanted to retard the growth of the country.
“Some [of these groups] say they want just the social part of the projects, but how is an investor going to think about the social part at a time when he is still unsure whether the investment will make a profit?” the Mozambican head of state asked.
Filipe Nyusi was in Zambézia as part of a two-day working visit which began on Monday. During his stay, he visited Ile, Gilé, Pebane and Mocuba, where he held rallies and met local government officials as well as visiting enterprises of economic and social interest.
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