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Head of the city of Nampula for just one year now, Renamo’s Paulo Vahanle has been criticised for what residents consider his administration’s absolute silence on vital questions.
The city’s streets are full of holes and garbage is piling up in the neighbourhoods in what is seen as an assault on public health.
In response to the complaints, Vahanle decided to take action, and mobilised his team of councillors and workers for a 90-day campaign to fill the holes hindering traffic.
He also announced the acquisition of two vehicles to assist in the collection of garbage in the city’s various neighbourhoods.
Vahanle says that his government’s difficulties stem from the absence of money transfers from the central government’s Investment Fund.
“We have not received money from either the Local Clearing Fund or the Local Investment Fund for a long time. This money could help us in the case of streets; I do not know why the government does not send it to us,” he complains.
Vahanle fears the central government’s tardiness in sending funds is aimed at weakening the city and its Renamo administration.