Organisation of African First Ladies for Development: Isaura Nyusi elected to steering committee
Since the signing of the General Peace Agreements in 1992, and President Filipe Nyusi’s determination to disarm Renamo by negotiation through a signed mutual agreement for Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration of the “partridge” guerrillas, the distrust between the parties is, however, causing the process to proceed in a timid manner.
But today, the spokesman of the sixth congress, José Manteigas, assured that “Renamo has always been prepared to hand over the weapons”.
The negotiating process has stages, he said, and made it clear that a timetable has been approved that determines when and what “…has to be done so that we have an effective peace and effective reconciliation”.
But one of the points of contention at the moment concerns the appointment of 14 Renamo officers to senior positions in the Defense and Security Forces, and that the “partridge” accuses the Head of State of violating the agreement by only temporarily naming three officers.
Nyusi claims to still be waiting for the list of 14, which Manteigas denies.”It is a fallacy because I have said it several times that the Government has the lists that it asked for: 14 officers of the Armed Forces. So this is a lie, for the people to know more…It is a lie of the President of the Republic in his capacity as commander-in-chief of the Defense Forces of Mozambique,” reiterates Manteigas.Source: O País