Cabo Delgado: Mozambique will need support to solve "a multinational problem” - Nyusi
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The Renamo parliamentary bench has urgently requested that an extraordinary session of the Assembly of the Republic be convened for the Government to clarify the hidden debts matter in light of the new revelations.
Renamo spokesman José Manteigas told a press conference this morning that the parliamentary bench of Mozambique’s largest opposition party had requested on Wednesday that the standing committee holds an extraordinary session aimed at convening a full parliamentary session for the executive to explain recent developments in the hidden debts saga.
“The Mozambican people have been following with growing concern the revelations made in the Brooklyn Court in New York, where defendants are being tried for the unconstitutional and illegal debts known as the ‘hidden debts’,” he noted.
“Due to its seriousness of these revelations and the negative impact on Mozambican society, we consider it urgent that the Government go to the People’s House to explain itself, given that the country’s good name and the credibility of the President of the Republic – who has been mentioned in the statements – are at stake,” Manteigas added.
Renamo, Manteigas declared, had yet another concern, too: the climate of insecurity in the country, particularly in the province of Cabo Delgado.
“For more than two years there have been armed attacks on the population and on public and private institutions in Cabo Delgado province. The attacks are mounted by groups not yet identified by the Defence and Security Forces. Due to the negative impact of the cruel deaths and the resulting destruction, it is imperative that the Government clarify to the Mozambicans the contours of these attacks and the corresponding solution,” he said.
The trial of Jean Boustani, one of the leading defendants in the Mozambique ‘hidden debts’ affair, is underway in the United States of America, with a jury of US citizens resuming deliberations on Monday December 2 after a one-week break for Thanksgiving. A verdict may be expected at any time.
By José MacamoSource: O País
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