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President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi delivers his annual report on the general state of the nation in the Assembly of the Republic today.
The head of state is expected to address the main issues facing the country in various areas, with particular emphasis on the peace dialogue, the current economic situation, public order and tranquility and the fight against corruption.
The emphasis regarding the peace dialogue will be on recent contact between the president and the leader of Renamo in Gorongosa, Sofala province.
On the economy, Nyusi is expected to address the recovery of the average growth rate that the country has been registering as a result of measures taken by the government. On Monday, the Bank of Mozambique said that reforms, fiscal discipline and unselfish work on the part of all Mozambicans were still needed for the country to resume its growth rates.
Information is also expected regarding the state of public order throughout the country in the face of attacks in Mocímboa da Praia district, Cabo Delgado, and other crime hot-spots coming to light over the course of the year.
The fight against corruption, particularly the cases triggered by the Central Office for the Fight Against corruption (GCCC) involving senior state officials in schemes of misappropriation of public funds, will also feature prominently in the president’s speech.
This is the third state-of-the-nation address that Filipe Nyusi has delivered to the Assembly of the Republic since he took office in January 2015. Last year, the head of state told parliament that Mozambique was still firmly on the path to development, despite the country’s political, economic and social difficulties.
On that occasion, he pointed to devising a solution to the internal problems of the union of Mozambicans as a way for the country to be able to face the present and future challenges.
Filipe Nyusi said that the country’s challenges affected all segments of society, from peace-loving politicians to those who hold Mozambique dear to their hearts.Source: Notícias