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Filipe Nyusi - President of Mozambique
It lasted more than two hours and twenty minutes the presentation of the Annual Report on the State of the Nation, today, in the Assembly of the Republic. In the end, the President of the Republic said that the state of the nation is stable and inspires confidence.
According to Nyusi, the resilience affirmed in 2016, when presenting the Annual Report today, allowed the Government and the Mozambicans to put the country on the path of prosperity. In fact, for Nyusi, the achievements of 2018 are pillars that ensure the building of a thriving nation.
In a context in which Mozambique experienced a critical economic moment when state insolvency took hold, “we were able to secure what was essential for us: to keep the country stable. We are not saying that we have overcome the crisis – please do not put it in my mouth – but we do not let the difficulties we face affect our confidence in the paths we have laid out. “
The growth of the country in 2018 may be around 4%, a figure which, according to the President, puts the national economy at the forefront of economic growth at the level of Southern Africa. Still in SADC, for Nyusi, Mozambique is an example because not all countries invert inflation from 25.27% to 4%. Therefore, “we can sell Mozambique’s experience in the positive sense of what we can do well.”
In this ambit of Mozambique being an example, Nyusi said in Parliament that one of the challenges that continues to worry the Government is the consolidation of democratic rule of law and good governance. That is why the Government guaranteed coverage of legal assistance to victims of domestic violence. As a result, over 210,000 citizens in need were assisted this year.
Nyusi referred to “hidden debts”. Regarding the case, the President of the Republic said that he continues to reiterate his confidence in the state’s judicial institutions and support for the clarification, which usually takes a long time.
The stability achieved so far allowed the approval of the State Budget for 2019 with a 30 per cent increase. For the Head of State, over the last four years the construction of Mozambique’s economic independence has become an achievable reality. The president was satisfied with the private sector, because it understands that it is in a position to assume the leading role of the economic transformations projected for the country. “I believe in the business of my country and we will do everything to carry it.”
And on suspension of electronic payments that affected Mozambicans at home and abroad, Nyusi praised the banks for the way they dealt with the problem, overtaking commercial interests. Through the process, “we prove that the problems of Mozambique are to be faced in Mozambique and that the defense of the country’s sovereignty must be maintained”.
1153 people died in road accidents. To reverse this situation, Nyusi wants more vigilance and awareness, as measures taken to avoid blood on the roads have not yet begun to produce the desired effect. “We have to be more prudent in respect for human life. All people should be responsible for reducing road deaths. This is a social problem, not a political one. “
For the second time, the President of the Republic announced the pardon to 1,498 prisoners and asked society to receive them with a spirit of reconciliation and forgiveness.
Including his speech, Nyusi affirmed that each nation has its own history. “And we are writing our story every day, knowing that we have done it and that we still have to do. This is the meaning of life, what remains to be done. ” And he stressed: “The work done was intense and rewarding. We have reason to be proud because we are now aware of our limitations and the ways to overcome barriers. We have achievements that show our ability to overcome adversity. “Source: O País
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