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The Mozambican government is mobilising US$764 million from multilateral partners to finance the activities of the Integrated Northern Development Agency (ADIN).
President of the Republic Filipe Nyusi led the official launch of ADIN in Pemba,Cabo Delgado, this Monday, describing its four main “pillars” as: humanitarian assistance, economic development, community resilience and communication.
The head of state further said that ADIN foresees disbursing US$25 million in social assistance to families in Cabo Delgado, Niassa and Nampula provinces.
Filipe Nyusi wants the north of the country to take full advantage of the natural gas projects and mineral resources on its doorstep, highlighting the US$30 billion investment in the Rovuma Basin.
Entrepreneurs hope that the ADIN will boost socio-economic development of Cabo Delgado, Niassa and Nampula provinces.
By Edson Arante
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ADIN will promote youth employment, resettle IDPs
President Filipe Nyusi said today that the ADIN would increase employment opportunities for young people in the north of the country, forestalling their recruitment by armed groups operating in the region.
Speaking at the launch of the institution in the city of Pemba, capital of Cabo Delgado province, Filipe Nyusi emphasised the impact of ADIN in generating economic opportunities for young people.
“ADIN will work to promote employment and opportunities for young people. […] It will also invest in communication strategies aimed at dissuading young people from joining terrorist groups,” the Mozambican head of state announced.
Filipe Nyusi pointed out that the armed groups carrying out attacks in the province of Cabo Delgado were exploiting the poverty in which young people in the north of the country live to recruit members.
Another ADIN function will be the temporary or permanent resettlement of thousands of families forced to flee the armed conflict in Cabo Delgado.
“Families displaced by armed violence must be resettled and receive subsistence support,” President Nyusi said.
ADIN will also coordinate all development actions, not only in Cabo de Delgado but also in Nampula and Niassa, the other two provinces in the north of the country. The promotion of food security, education, health and economic development also lay within the mandate of the new agency, he added.
“ADIN will ensure the integrated and balanced development of the three provinces in the northern region.”
The Mozambican head of state pointed out that the three provinces have levels of poverty above 50%, higher than the national average, despite their enormous natural resource and agricultural potential.
This scenario, he continued, required coordinated action towards the social and economic development of the region. (Lusa)