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Council of Ministers spokeswoman Ana Comoana announced on Tuesday that the government had approved a special customs and tax regime as part of its recovery and reconstruction actions in areas affected by Cyclone Idai in the centre of the country.
The instrument will help businesses import essential goods, Comoana said.
“This measure falls within the scope of Law number 15/2014 of June 20, the Disaster Management Law, which provides for the immediate approval of facilities whenever an emergency is decreed. The objective is to ensure rapid economic and social revitalisation of affected provinces. The main aspects of this instrument include, within the scope of the application, the economic operators in the areas affected by the cyclone, the types of facilities and the conditions of application,” she said.
Also in Tuesday’s session, the cabinet agreed the implementation of satellite monitoring of the process of distributing humanitarian aid to Cyclone Idai victims, a system designed to ensure transparency and prevent the diversion of humanitarian aid from national and international partners.